The original Tellurian vineyard was planted in 2003 with 5.6 ha of shiraz vines, with a further 3.6 ha of Shiraz were planted in 2006.
The ancient 500 million year old Cambrian soils of the Toolleen area of the Heathcote region combined with viticultural practices that focus on optimising fruit quality from each vine provide the base building blocks for Tellurain wines.
VINEYARD: Shiraz, grenache, nero d'avola and mourvèdre from our Tellurian vineyard growing in Cambrian soils formed over 500 million years. Deep, rich, decomposed greenstone rock and limestone with soil depths up to 2m allow roots to reach deep, while relatively low fertility controls vigour and yield.
WINEMAKING: Grapes hand picked and gently whole bunch pressed, then the juice was fermented in seasoned French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. The wine remained on yeast lees in barrel and tank with regular stirring for three months prior to bottling. The final blend comprises shiraz 50%, Nero d’Avola 22%, Grenache 15% and Mourvèdre 13%.