'Ierakas' is the Greek word for 'falcon' or in ancient Greek 'wing commander'. This wine is named after the town of Montefalco famous for red wines made from Sagrantino grapes.
Notes of rich plum and soft olives.
Made from 100% Sagrantino from Chalmers Merbein Vineyard, outside Echuca, Victoria. Chalmers have spent years refining their approach to viticulture which includes heavy use of organic carbon to improve soil and increase water holding capacity. All nutrients and the majority of fungicide applications utilized are organic. Residual herbicides are not part of the Chalmers regime as soil microbial health is paramount. Mulch and weed control trials are currently underway to permanently remove the need for chemical knock-down herbicide use. Merbein is home to 15 Italian varieties grown for their suitability to the Australian climate.