'Xanthe' is a feminine derivative of the word 'xanthos' in Greek mythology meaning "yellow", "fair haired" or "blonde".
Yellow apples all the way here. Dry blossom floral notes on the nose develop into medium-bodied delicious custard apples and crunchy pears on the palate. Fluffy tannins and gentle acid make for a long finish, inviting another glass.
This wine was made with the generosity of space and equipment from Al Reed and Charlie Osborne at Konpira Maru and Dazma Wine.
Made from 100% Fiano 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.