Colour: Deep maroon
Nose: Dark sweet fruit on the nose, complemented by some apparent but subtle new French oak character.
Palate: Lovely depth of dark berry flavours with a hint of the traditional leafy Cabernet character.
Grape Varieties: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging: 26 months in 100% French oak barriques.
History of Charles Melton Wines
Charles Melton Wines has produced premium Barossa red wines, at our winery on Krondorf Road, since 1984. It was in the mid 1980’s that Charlie and a small band of Barossa winemakers turned their winemaking efforts to what was considered then to be a couple of unfashionable varieties; Shiraz and Grenache.
With these varieties, Charlie built a small range of classic dry reds including a Grenache/Shiraz/Mataro 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.