Charles Melton 'Rose of Virginia' Rosé from the Barossa Valley showcases a fragrant Turkish Delight aroma with a subtle hint of pepper and spice that impart complexity. This vintage exhibits its signature vivid cerise shade, delivering balanced acidity, tannin and body on the palate. Enjoy its fruity sweetness and bouquet for the forseeable.
|Grape||Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Style||Dry, Rosé, Medium Bodied, Spice, Tannic, Rich, Crisp|
|Dietary||Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable|
Charles Melton Wines has produced premium Barossa red wines since 1984. At that time, Charlie and a small band of Barossan winemakers turned their winemaking efforts to what were then considered a couple of unfashionable varieties: Shiraz and Grenache. These wines were initially styled on those from the Rhône but are now considered leading examples of the varieties in their own right.
Vineyard and Winery
At Charles Melton Wines, great emphasis is placed on the quality of fruit. All grapes are dry grown and harvested from the winery's own 80 acres of prime Barossa vineyard land, as well as from a select group of grape growers. Yields are extremely low with often only one tonne per half hectare and the vineyards are truly old with many exceeding 80 years.
The fruit was crushed and destemmed, then cold soaked on its skins for 48 hours. The juice was then drained and the skins pressed. Only the free-run juice was used for the Rose of Virginia. The juice was then cold settled, and racked off its lees after two days. The wine was fermented at low temperatures (10-12ºC) in stainless steel tanks to retain the elegant fruit and floral aromatics.
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