Charles Melton Grains of Paradise Shiraz 2013

£33.99

 TASTING NOTE

A beautiful combination of sweet vanillin American oak and perfumed Shiraz leads to a finely balanced, smooth palate, that still shows the traditional Barossa depth and roundness yet retains a lightness of touch from its soft tannic finish. 

Fruit from one of the vineyard‘s finest Barossa blocks makes up the majority of this wine. The single vineyard, which is located in the heart of the Barossa Valley, dates back to the early 1900s. It is a more elegant style than traditional Barossa Shiraz but still retains the warmth and generosity of the Barossa. No chemicals have been used for over 5 years.

2011 was a difficult vintage Australia-wide with four times the average rainfall recorded and many growers having to contend with downy mildew, powdery mildew and botrytis. Hard work by Charlie and his dedicated team in the cellar coupled with good vineyard selections resulted in the production of a balanced delicious drink. 

Grains of Paradise production reflects Charlie‘s wish to exemplify his interpretation of the classic Barossa Shiraz style. Rigorous cap management is practiced to get full colour and flavour extraction with the wine then being transferred to 100% American barriques for ageing on lees for 24 months. The wine is then given a light filtration prior to bottling.

14.5% abv


 

Charles Melton Grains of Paradise Shiraz 2013
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