Charles Melton Kirche Shiraz Cabernet 2016
$3299each
$395DOZEN
WineryCharles Melton
Fruit Shiraz CabernetSauv
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
Each $32.99
$395.00
Available by the dozen
A collation of choice parcels Shiraz from the Krondorf Village districts in Barossa. All grapes are dry grown and great emphasis is placed on the quality of fruit. Yields are extremely low, often only one or two tonne per acre. Parcels are vinified and assembled to contruct the most complete wine, in terms of balance between pure fruit flavours and earthy/ gamey qualities. A style which has a kiss of sweet oak, allowing the rich fragrance and flavours of old dry grown vines to remain at the fore, a Shiraz of intense flavours and richness by a Barossa master.
Blocks of vine are picked in different lots to provide a full range of flavours. Parcels are treated to the full Charles Melton melange of techniques, whole bunch fermentation along with destemmed but uncrushed fruit. Cap management techniques include pigeage and hand plunging, as well as daily pumpovers throughout a week of vinification. Batches are filled to a mix of French and American oak barriques for completion of ferments, at a range of alcohols between 12.0% and 17.0%, fortuitously not too much quantity at either extreme, delivering a fascinating palate from which to assemble. An extended course of two years maturation on gross lees achieves a Barossa Shiraz of outstanding weight and complexity.
TASTING NOTES
Lovely deep dark colour. Intense black fruits with a little smoky oak influence showing through. Very lifted nose with a faint camphor/ methanol note but not intrusive. An array of plum and blackberrry flavours seasoned by a twist of the pepper mill, a long spicy palate showing cedar oak and savoury chocolate, finishing with firm, rounded tannins. The weight of fruit is there, the elegance shines through.
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  Each $23.99
  $287.00
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Charles Melton Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
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Fruit Cabernet Sauvignon
Regions Barossa Clare
  South Australia
  Each $84.99
  $1019.00
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Charles Melton Father In Law Shiraz 2016
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Fruit Shiraz
Regions Barossa Clare
  South Australia
  Each $23.99
  $287.00
Available by the dozen
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Charles Melton Grains Of Paradise Shiraz 2008
WineryCharles Melton
Fruit Shiraz
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $109.99
  $1319.00
Available in cartons of six
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Charles Melton Grains Of Paradise Shiraz 2014
WineryCharles Melton
Fruit Shiraz
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $63.99
  $767.00
Available in cartons of six
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Charles Melton Kirche Shiraz Cabernet 2016
WineryCharles Melton
Fruit Shiraz CabernetSauv
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $32.99
  $395.00
Available by the dozen
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Charles Melton Nine Popes GSM 2015
WineryCharles Melton
Fruit Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $79.99
  $959.00
Available in cases of 6
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Charles Melton Richelieu Grenache 2014
WineryCharles Melton
Fruit Grenache
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $67.99
  $815.00
Available in cartons of six
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Charles Melton Rose Of Virginia
WineryCharles Melton
Fruit Grenache
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $22.99
  $275.00
Available by the dozen
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Charles Melton Sparkling Shiraz
WineryCharles Melton
Fruit Shiraz
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $59.99
  $719.00
Currently out of stock
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Charles Melton Voices Of Angels Shiraz 2008
WineryCharles Melton
Fruit Shiraz
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $109.99
  $1319.00
Available in cartons of six
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Charles Melton Voices Of Angels Shiraz 2015
WineryCharles Melton
Fruit Shiraz
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $69.99
  $839.00
Available in cartons of six
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About Charles Melton Winery
Since the first vintage of Charles Melton in 1984, this small Barossa Valley winery has gained both national and international recognition for its premium red table wines
The wines move from a light red, The Rose of Virginia, described by Anthony Rose in London’s Observer newspaper as the best Rosé in Australia, through to Australia’s premier Rhone-style red, Nine Popes. Charlie Melton also makes small quantities of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sparkling Shiraz, and is the only Australian producer of a vin-santo styled dessert wine, Sotto di Ferro. Charles Melton»