95 Points - Jeni Port
Located on the western slopes of Mt Camel Range, Tellurian has emerged as one of the standout producers of the Heathcote wine region. The 2018 Tellurian Tranter Shiraz is another superb example of Heathcote Shiraz.
A wonderfully approachable red wine with excellent weight, some lovely bright red fruit and dark plum flavours and a silky mouthfeel supported by some soft, high quality tannins. Another delicious Tellurian Heathcote Shiraz that will only strengthen the reputation of this winery.
"95 Points. Fermented in mix of concrete, 5000L French oak and stainless-steel open fermenters, with 10–15% whole bunches. On skins for 12–14 days; 12 months' maturation in French oak puncheons, demi-muids and barriques (20% new). There is a vitality present – real energy and effortless balance on display. Deep purple in hue, blackberry, violet, licorice and clove merge into graphite and baked earth. A framework of fine oak tannins brings the wine home. $42. 14.6% alc." - Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion 2022.
Tellurian Wines is a family owned, certified organic vineyard, winery, and cellar door, with a focus on crafting delicious 100% Heathcote wines that reflect their love for these ancient Australian lands.
Located on the western slopes of Mt Camel Range, the 500 million year old Cambrian soils along with viticultural practices that focus on optimising fruit quality, provide the building blocks for Tellurian wines.
The team at Tellurian headed by the highly acclaimed winemaker, Tobias Ansted, produce some of Heathcote's finest Shiraz, with the flagship 'Tranter' Heathcote Shiraz drawing plenty of attention, along with their 'Pastiche' and 'Redline' Shiraz.
In recent years, Tellurian have added Rhone varieties, grenache, mouverdre, carignan, grenache gris, marsanne, roussane and viognier and Italian wines; nero d’avola and fiano which are perfectly suited to the continental climate of the Heathcote region.
With the quality of wines produced at Tellurian continuing to impress, this family owned winery has established themselves as one of the stars of the famous Heathcote wine region.
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