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About This Wine
Le Sorelle is a project of siblings Kim and Tennille Chalmers; the name itself means the sisters in Italian. The Chalmers girls grew up surrounded by vines and after pursuing their own independent careers for ten years – Kim in music and Tennille in hospitality – they have both succumbed to the inherent passion for viticulture and vino and joined the family business of growing grapes and making wine.
Le Sorelle is a single vineyard Heathcote shiraz from the Chalmers vineyard on the northern end of the Mt Camel range. The vines for the Le Sorelle Shiraz were propagated from a special vine selection out of the Chalmers family’s original nursery block. Le Sorelle shiraz is grown in the famous red Cambrian earth of the region, tended with care, hand picked and made in small quantities each vintage.
The concept of making shiraz is a new direction for the Chalmers girls whose family already produces two other ranges of Italian varietal wines. Their philosophy has always focused on growing the right variety to suit the environment, so when it came to Heathcote, it made sense to produce shiraz. Le Sorelle is a wine which speaks of the terroir but is also inspired by the elegant, savoury and finely structured red wine styles Kim and Tennille love to drink.
The Heathcote wine region in central Victoria is well known for its excellent red wines, most notably Shiraz. Heathcote reds are defined by their inky depth of colour, and deep, dark complex fruit flavours. This is combined with well balanced tannins and acid that help to give the wines great cellaring potential.
All this is made possible by the terroir. The Heathcote region sits at between 160m and 380m elevation with a temperate climate of even rainfall. The soils are rich in calcium red soils made up of “greenstone”. These soils are prized for their water retention capabilities allowing them to drain freely but still hold enough water throughout the growing season. The grapes that result are small and concentred which in turn make rich concentrated wines.