Charles Melton Barossa Valley Shiraz 2001

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia

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Item No. 73787
  • red wine
  • W&S93
  • RP91
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2001 Charles Melton Shiraz is an intensely concentrated, pure, spicy and rich red wine produced from old vines. Charles found that his Barossa old vine vineyards produce lower yields, and therefore concentrate more energy into fewer berries. All these vineyards are "dry-grown" – a strategy of not irrigating the vines, so they produce intense, concentrated flavors, undiluted by water. The proof is in the bottle.

"...the vines that create these grapes range from 30 to more than 100 years old and the blend includes all the pressings - which by this wines remarkable balance implies just how perfectly ripe Melton got the grapes in 01."
-Wine & Spirits

"...Full-bodied, powerful, and potent, with surprising purity as well as overall symmetry for a wine of its size, it will age for 5-10 years."
-Wine Advocate

Learn About Charles Melton

One of the Barossa Valley’s great characters, Charlie Melton has a passion for making Rhone style wines from some of Australia’s oldest vines. Shiraz, grenache, mouvedre and cabernet fruit is hand picked from ancient dry farmed vineyards, and transformed into wines of great depth, concentration and character.

Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

Read More About Barossa Valley

Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

Read More About Syrah/Shiraz

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