Charles Melton The Reformation Grenache 2016 (Barossa Valley)
Garnet in colour with some crimson brightness, the 2016 Charles Melton The Reformation Grenache shows some spice and musk on the nose with a gentle aromatic sweetness. Some spicy herb and garrigue on the initial tasting but leading into a plush, sweet structure with mid palate weight and smoothness. Will richen and develop more highly perfumed and complex flavours with time.
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.
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.
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.
A newcomer to the line-up. From a selection of our Grenache blocks ranging in age from 75 to 100 years old. The back label tells of Martin Luther’s founding of the Lutheran church which of course eventually gave rise to our beloved Barossa. Winery Notes
|Brand||Charles Melton Wines Barossa Valley|