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Charles Melton The Kirche 2018 South Australia Barossa Valley

$47.95

Charles Melton The Kirche 2018 Deep delicious colour. Bright crimson. Highly perfumed upon first look. A very lifted sweet noes, but again as is always the case with this block, the Cabernet (34%) component is highly assertive. A very smooth round palate, with lovely plush mid palate weight. Again strongly varietal flavours evident on the palate. Lovely package. I am hesitant to say pretty, because it underplays the complexity of the wine. But very fragrant.

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Charles Melton The Kirche 2018

Deep delicious colour. Bright crimson. Highly perfumed upon first look. A very lifted sweet noes, but again as is always the case with this block, the Cabernet (34%) component is highly assertive. A very smooth round palate, with lovely plush mid palate weight. Again strongly varietal flavours evident on the palate. Lovely package. I am hesitant to say pretty, because it underplays the complexity of the wine. But very fragrant.

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

$20 – $50

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz

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