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Charles Melton Grains of Paradise 2018 South Australia Barossa Valley

$96.00

Charles Melton Grains of Paradise 2018 The generosity of the Barossa in a single sniff, the jolly rotundity of the Tanunda oompah band in a glass. This wine represents our pride in the classic Barossa style, it is indeed a homage to the training I received under Peter Lehmann through the 70’s and 80’s. Tasting the classic old Saltrams of the 50’s and 60’s many of which remain simply delicious drinks to this day, gives you a real insight into the longevity of the classic Barossa style. (A ’57 Saltram Cabernet tasted in 2018 remains pleasantly seared in my memory.) Rich, full bodied and generous without being overbearing. Opulent yet refined. If you were to take a vinous ambassador with you overseas when we finally can, please take this wine.

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Charles Melton Grains of Paradise 2018

The generosity of the Barossa in a single sniff, the jolly rotundity of the Tanunda oompah band in a glass. This wine represents our pride in the classic Barossa style, it is indeed a homage to the training I received under Peter Lehmann through the 70’s and 80’s. Tasting the classic old Saltrams of the 50’s and 60’s many of which remain simply delicious drinks to this day, gives you a real insight into the longevity of the classic Barossa style. (A ’57 Saltram Cabernet tasted in 2018 remains pleasantly seared in my memory.) Rich, full bodied and generous without being overbearing. Opulent yet refined. If you were to take a vinous ambassador with you overseas when we finally can, please take this wine.

Overview

At Charles Melton Wines, great emphasis is placed on the quality of fruit. All grapes are dry grown and harvested from the winery’s own 50 acres of prime Barossa vineyard land, as well as from a select group of grapegrowers.

Yields are extremely low with often only one tonne to the acre, and the vineyards are truly old with many exceeding 80 years.

A range of techniques are employed during the winemaking process. These include: whole bunch fermentation, open fermentation, pigeage and indigenous yeast fermentation. These techniques allow a range of blending options to give the most complete wine, in terms of balance, between pure fruit flavours and more earthy/gamey characters.

The dry reds are matured in mainly French and a little American Oak, 25% of which are new each year, although, a couple of our wines recieve 100% new oak ( please refer to tasting notes). This gives rise to a cellar style which has a kiss of superb oak character – rather than a thump, and allows the rich fragrance and flavours of old dry grown Barossa vines to move to the fore.

Showing complexity from this range of vineyard sites and vinification techniques, the wines have demonstrated over the last decade an ability to cellar gracefully into mature examples of the finest Barossa styles.

Additional information

Brands

Charles Melton

Country

Australia, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Price

$50 – $100

Varietal

Shiraz

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