Charles Melton `Nine Popes` Barossa Valley

£59.95
Charles Melton `Nine Popes` Barossa Valley

Elegant GSM blend from Barossa valley

Specifications

Country, Region
Australia, Barossa Valley
Grape
50% Grenache 48% Syrah, Mourvèdre
Vintage
2016
ABV
14.5%

Additional Details

Tasting Notes

This wine is deep red in colour with a floral bouquet. This vintage is structured and spicy with sweet red fruit and floral flavours which will develop further over time. It is rich and complex in the Popes tradition.

Producer details

Charles Melton Wines has produced premium Barossa red wines since 1984. At that time, Charlie and a small band of Barossan 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.

In the vineyard

The Grenache in this blend comes from old bush vines in the Barossa, many of which are over 80 years old. The Mourvèdre is also from a small parcel of bush vines in the Eden Valley, whilst the Shiraz is trellis grown. The blend is made up primarily of grapes from Charles Melton's prime vineyards plus some from the vineyards of a small number of trusted partner growers. None of the vineyards are irrigated, they are all dry grown. This coupled with the low yielding old vines leads to great concentrations of flavour in the grapes.

In the winery

Charlie Melton uses a range of different techniques in the production of the Nine Popes. Both whole bunch and whole berry fermentation is completed and temperatures are kept cool. The wine is aged on lees for 24-28 months in French oak, of which 60% is new oak. The wine is then naturally settled and bottled without fining.

Awards

SILVER - International Wine Challenge 2019 MATTHEW JUKES BEST 100 - 100 Best Australian Wines 2019/20

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