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Charles Melton Rose Of Virginia Barossa Valley 2018

75cl

£20.20 (Approximate price)

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Since the first vintage of Charles Melton Wines in 1984, this small Barossa Valley winery has gained both national and international recognition for its fine red table wines.

Charlie was one of the first to recognize the value and tradition of the Barossa's old vineyard Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro. At a time when others were pulling out vineyards of Shiraz to plant more fashionable varieties, Charlie was convincing farmers to keep their historic vineyards. He was one of a small group of winemakers who helped retain the viticultural heritage of the Barossa.

The wines move from a light red, ‘The Rose of Virginia' 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.

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: rosé wine
Sparkling Colour : Rosé
Vintage: 2018 Other vintages
Appellation:Barossa Valley (South Australia, Australia)
Winery: Charles Melton
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 12.5%
Wine Level In The Bottle: Mid-Shoulder (ME - Mi-Epaule)

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Charles Melton Rose Of Virginia Barossa Valley 2018 (Cabernet Sauvignon)

TASTING NOTES:

  • View: deep cherry red.
  • Nose: the bouquet offers aromas of rose petals and a delicate fragrance of musk. Subtle hint of allspice.
  • Mouth: an intriguing balance of delicacy and richness. Turkish delight flavours fill the mouth, although the wine is not heavy. Tannins bring freshness.

APPELLATION: Barossa Valley (South Australia, Australia).

VINEYARD: Charles Melton.

GRAPES: Cabernet Sauvignon.

AGEING: the juice ferments at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks.

PREPARATION: the grapes were crushed and de-stemmed. Then the juice is drained and the skin is pressed.

WINE PAIRING: match with beef, venison, lamb, mature cheese, poultry and spicy food.

RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 8-14 °C

ALCOHOL: 12.5%

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How to serve

Consumption temp.

8-14 ºCºC

Reviews of Charles Melton Rose Of Virginia Barossa Valley 2018

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4 /5

- This rosé has a fragrant Turkish Delight bouquet, with a little pepper and spice to add complexity. The usual unique vibrant cerise tint adds colour to the table.
- Balanced acidity, tannin and weight give the usual Rose of Virginia combination of richness yet crispness.
- It will retain its fruit sweetness and perfume over a couple of years at least.
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4/5

- Fragrant Turkish Delight bouquet, with a little pepper and spice to help keep it grown up.
- The usual unique vibrant cerise tint adds colour to the table. Balanced acidity, tannin and weight give the usual Rose of Virginia combination of richness yet crispness.
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