2023 Chalari Sparkling


Tasting Notes

PearFingerlimeRed apple

Pairs well with

White pizzaCheeseBeach days

100% organic Chenin Blanc from Swan Valley, 13% ABV. 

Handpicked from 70 year old vines; left on lees for 12 months before disgorging to allow for added texture, complexity and flavour. 

Finger lime, lemongrass, pear and guava; dry style, ripe red apple and mandarin, touches of tropical guava and saline. Creamy persistent bubbles with moderate, fresh acidity.

🏆 Awards: Top 5 Pet Nats in Australia (Drink Easy Awards); Top 20 Pet Nats in Australia (Young Gun of Wine)

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 202, Alexi was a finalist for Top Winemaker for Young Gun of Wine Awards.