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Charles Melton Nine Popes
£49.99

Deep bright crimson colour. A reserved but distinct Provençal herb nose with just a little hint of green leaf. A little of the typical talcum powder perfume already starting to shine through. Lovely, soft tannins and mouthfeel.

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Charles Melton Wines has produced premium Barossa red wines since 1984. At that time, Charlie and a small band of Barossa winemakers turned their winemaking efforts to what were then considered a couple of unfashionable varieties: Shiraz and Grenache. These wines were initially styled on those from the Rhône but are now considered leading examples of the varieties in their own right.

Vineyards
The Grenache fruit in this blend comes principally from old dry grown bush vines, the Barossa being one of the last areas that contains such a rich resource. The Shiraz and Mataro are a mix of trellis grown and bush vines of similar age. All grapes are dry grown and harvested from the winery's prime Barossa vineyards as well as from a select group of grape growers. Yields are extremely low and the vineyards are truly old with many exceeding 80 years.

Vinification
Charlie Melton uses a range of different techniques in the Nine Popes, including whole bunch fermentation, along with de-stemmed but uncrushed fruit. The ferment temperature is kept moderate at 18-22ºC to help retain fruit flavours and elegance. After pressing, the wine was aged predominantly in older oak on its lees, with only 25% new oak used. No fining agents were used.

Tasting Notes
Deep bright crimson colour. A reserved but distinct Provençal herb nose with just a little hint of green leaf. A little of the typical talcum powder perfume already starting to shine through. Lovely, soft tannins and mouthfeel.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name Charles Melton Nine Popes
Country Australia
Region Barossa Valley
ABV% 14.5%
Vintage 2015
Grape Variety 49% Grenache, 48% Shiraz, 3% Mataro
Size 750ml
Dietary Information No
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