Charles Melton Barossa Valley Grenache 1999

Grenache from Barossa Valley, Australia

$38.99
Item No. 60588
  • red wine
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

Dry farmed, low yielding vineyards of up to 130 years old are the key to the intensity of this wine. The whole bunch fermentation for this vintage has given this wine a ‘Côte du Rhóne' style perfume and spiciness to the nose, and a more elegant but still rich palate. A degree of savory firmness is balanced nicely with some plum/berry flavors on the finish.

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...

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Learn About Grenache

Grenache (greh-NAASH) Sun-Worshiper This sun-worshiping grape gets ripe and loves hot, dry weather. Popular in Spain (called Garnacha), Australia and the southern Rhone region of France, Grenache is the primary grape in regions such as Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Tavel, and Priorat. It's often tamed by less fleshy, more structured grapes like Syrah...

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