2022 Chalari Aromatikos


Tasting Notes

Lemon blossomApplePassionfruit

Pairs well with

LaksaSpicy DishesEveryday drinking white

60% Riesling and 40% Gewurztraminer from the famous Frankland River. 12.7% ABV.

Perfumed aroma of Royal Gala apple, lemon blossom, quince and custard. Fleshy and mouth-filling with apple, passionfruit and lemon curd. Finishes fresh with considerable length.

Chalari started in 2017 in a shed (like most legendary brands) in the Perth Hills from the hands of Alexi Christidis and two tonnes of premium Frankland River riesling.

Originally from the tech world, Alexi had a strong pull to winemaking and in 2017 received his Bachelor of Wine Sciences from the venerable Charles Sturt University. The following year he traveled around France to learn about various winemaking techniques and styles, and to do harvest in Champagne.

Chalari, Greek for ‘relaxed’, is indicative of Alexi’s approach to life and his winemaking style. Sourcing the best quality fruit from around Western Australia, Charlari produces a number of traditional and lo-fi wines. In 2020 and 2024, Alexi was a finalist for Top Winemaker for Young Gun of Wine Awards.