2018 Charles Melton, Rose of Virginia

2018 Charles Melton, Rose of Virginia

2018 Charles Melton, Rose of Virginia



Named after Charlie’s wife, Virginia, this vibrant cerise rose is full-bodied yet crisp, with a fragrant bouquet of Turkish Delight, seasoned with pepper and spice. Perfect served as a lightly chilled red, to accompany summer dishes.


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Case size: 12 / Bottle size: 750ml

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Tasting Notes

Critics Score: 95

Publication: James Halliday

Drinking Dates: Now-2024

64% grenache, 26% shiraz, 10% cabernet sauvignon. Deep, bright carmine; the colour derives from brief skin contact post crushing, and a 6-week cold fermentation. The wine is charged with luscious red fruits and an airbrush of tannins on the finish, giving texture to carry the delicious fruit without a blemish.

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2018 Charles Melton, Rose of Virginia

64% Grenache, 27% Shiraz, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon

Charles Melton Wines has produced premium Barossa red wines since 1984. At that time, Charlie and a small band of Barossan winemakers turned their winemaking efforts to what were then considered a couple of unfashionable varieties: Shiraz and Grenache. These wines were initially styled on those from the Rhône but are now considered leading examples of the varieties in their own right.

At Charles Melton Wines, great emphasis is placed on the quality of fruit. All grapes are dry grown and harvested from the winery's own 80 acres of prime Barossa vineyard land, as well as from a select group of grape growers. Yields are extremely low with often only one tonne per half hectare and the vineyards are truly old with many exceeding 80 years.

The fruit was crushed and destemmed, then cold soaked on its skins for 48 hours. The juice was then drained and the skins pressed. Only the free-run juice was used for the Rose of Virginia. The juice was then cold settled, and racked off its lees after two days. The wine was fermented at low temperatures (10-12ºC) in stainless steel tanks to retain the elegant fruit and floral aromatics.