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Charles Melton Wines has produced premium Barossa red wines, always at our winery on Krondorf Road, since 1984. It was in the mid 80's that Charlie and a small band of Barossa winemakers turned their winemaking efforts to what was considered then a couple of unfashionable varieties; Shiraz and Grenache. 

With these varieties, Charlie built a small range of classic dry reds including a Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvedre blend called the Nine Popes. These wines were initially styled on those from the Rhone but are now considered leading examples of the varieties in their own right.

Dusky pink colour with subtle magenta hues. An inviting crisp toffee apple scent draws you into a red fruit centre of stawberries, cranberries and ruby red grapefruit. The palate opens with an amalgan of bright fruit aromatics and complex autolysischaracters that finsh crisp, clean and dry, leaving you captivated. Think a summer holiday that you dont want to end.

The base wine is tirage bottled and left on lees for a little over 6 months. It is then riddled and disgorged using the “Methode Traditionelle”. This is the proper “Methode” used for making Champagne.


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