Charles Melton

Charles Melton Nine Popes GSM 2016

Winemakers Notes: The 2016 Nine Popes was given a final polish in 100% new French oak puncheons for 60% of the blend. This wine to wood ratio has the effect of giving an almost gossamer-like dusting of new oak to the wine, rather than a solid hit which is exactly how we want it for the Popes.

A deepish colour but not black, as is typical of Grenache wines. There is some real tar and roses complexity and a little hint of Eden Valley ironstone. This is a structured, spicy Popes that will sweeten and flower with time and remain rich and plush in the Popes tradition.

Origin: Barossa Valley, South Australia

Varietals: 50% Grenache, 48% Shiraz, 2% Mourvedre  

Alcohol: 14.5%

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