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Charles Melton Rose of Virginia 2008

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Due to the dry conditions, 2007 became one of the earliest vintages in living memory. Extremely low yields in both the Shiraz and Cabernet gave small berries of intense colour and flavour. Grenache, the key variety in the Rose of Virginia, was treated slightly more kindly by nature but still only delivered minimal yield. Lovely aromatic grenache perfume. The wine is musk-like but with a leavening touch of spice and leaf from the Shiraz and Cabernet with a tiny proportion of Pinot Meunier adding further interest. A well balanced palate with nice acidity and mid-palate richness is balanced by the important tannin which makes Rose of Virginia such an ideal food-style Rose. The winemaker advises serving slightly chilled it is an excellent accompaniment to a wide range of dishes including Thai Style or Antipasto.

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Charles Melton Wines Pty Ltd:
Charles Melton Wines has produced premium Barossa red wines, always at our winery on Krondorf Road, since 1984. It was in the mid 80's that Charlie and a small band of Barossa winemakers turned their winemaking efforts to what was considered then a couple of unfashionable varieties; Shiraz and Grenache. With these varieties, Charlie built a small range of classic dry reds including a Grenache/... Read more
Charles Melton Wines has produced premium Barossa red wines, always at our winery on Krondorf Road, since 1984. It was in the mid 80's that Charlie and a small band of Barossa winemakers turned their winemaking efforts to what was considered then a couple of unfashionable varieties; Shiraz and Grenache. With these varieties, Charlie built a small range of classic dry reds including a Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvedre blend called the Nine Popes. These wines were initially styled on those from the Rhone but are now considered leading examples of the varieties in their own right. Read less
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External Reviews for Charles Melton Rose of Virginia

External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Rose of Virginia 2008 - Charles Melton : Rose of Virginia 2008 - Rosé von Charles MeltonDie "Rose of Virginia" ist einer der besten australischen Roséweine. Ein Farbton in Pink erfüllt das Glas, der aus der gleichzeitigen Fermentation aller Trauben resultiert. Dominiert wird diese Cuvée von der Grenache mit einem herrlich aromatischen Bukett, welches leicht an Moschus erinnert. Dahinter treten die typisch würzigen Nuancen des Cabernet Sauvignon und des Shiraz hervor. Der kleine Anteil Pinot Meunier steuert seine eigene interessante Note bei.Am Gaumen zeigt sich die Rose of Virginia 2008 von Charles Melton schön ausbalanciert mit einer ausgewogenen Säure und ausgesprochen angenehm. Die perfekte Tanninstruktur macht diesen Rosé zu einem idealen Essensbegleiter, zum Beispiel zu asiatischen Gerichten.Weingut: Charles MeltonLand: AustralienRegion: Barossa ValleyRebsorten: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Pinot MeunierInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,0 Vol.% Rosé > Australien > Barossa Valley



Due to the dry conditions, 2007 became one of the earliest vintages in living memory. Extremely low yields in both the Shiraz and Cabernet gave small berries of intense colour and flavour. Grenache, the key variety in the Rose of Virginia, was treated slightly more kindly by nature but still only delivered minimal yield. Lovely aromatic grenache perfume. The wine is musk-like but with a leavening touch of spice and leaf from the Shiraz and Cabernet with a tiny proportion of Pinot Meunier adding further interest. A well balanced palate with nice acidity and mid-palate richness is balanced by the important tannin which makes Rose of Virginia such an ideal food-style Rose. The winemaker advises serving slightly chilled it is an excellent accompaniment to a wide range of dishes including Thai Style or Antipasto.

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