Rose of Virginia 2016

Charles Melton Wines. Barossa Valley. South Australia.

Primært lavet på Grenache og Cabernet Sauvignon, men også Shiraz, Pinot Meunier og Pinot Noir.

 

Rose of Virginia er en vin, man bliver en smule forelsket i. Skænket fra en smuk lys blå flaske med en ikonisk næsten filmisk etiket, fylder den dybrøde rosé dit glas på smukkeste vis. Udover sin elegante fremtoning er Rose of Virginia usædvanligt vellavet. Vinen roses til skyerne af vinanmeldere verden over og regnes for en af Australiens bedste roséer. Prøv selv at kig!

Rose of Virginia 2016 regnes af Charles Melton selv som en af de bedste de har lavet.

94 point af James Halliday i The Wine Companion 2018.

 

Under fremstilling af Rose of Virginia er drueskallerne kortvarigt i kontakt med druemosten efter presning, efterfulgt af en 6 ugers koldfermentering, hvilket løfter smagen og giver en rig men sprød gane.
Rose of Virginia er ikke traditionelt lys, sart rød, som man oftest ser rosévine, men derimod mere dyb rosé og næsten pink agtig i farven. Vinen minder i stil og de franske Clairet.

Den begrænsede produktion på Charles Meltons marker belønnes med små bær med en intens farve og smag. Smagen er fantastisk afstemt, og selv hvis vinen stille og roligt stiger i temperatur, taber den aldrig strukturen, men bevarer sin fylde, friskhed og balance. En fuldkommen nydelse fra start til slut.

Servér gerne vinen i et godt tulipanformet rødvinsglas for på bedste vis at fremhæve de fine duft- og smagsnuancer.

 

Læs om Charles Melton Wines

 

Noter fra vinmageren

Fragrant Turkish Delight bouquet, with a little pepper and spice to help keep it grown up. The usual unique vibrant cerise tint adds colour to the table. Balances acidity, tannin and weight give the usual Rose of Virginia combination of richness yet crispness. Very slightly drier than previous vintages. Serve reasonably chilled, with some great Thai or Antipasto.

Amazing colour, the Rose of Virginia is always vibrant but this year it seems to have the perfect hue, bright and zesty but with the perfect depth to the colour.
A wonderfully on target nose. Some Turkish delight, some talc, very fragrant but restrained. The palate is poised with a slightly lower alcohol than last year but still with the crisp but round mouthfeel. We think the 2016 is one of the best in the line.

 

www.charlesmeltonwines.com.au

110,00 DKK

Om Charles Melton Wines

Anbefalet af selveste Henschke, der bl.a. står bag en af Australiens mest ikoniske vine Hill Of Grace, er Charles Melton Wines et sted, der byder på noget helt særligt. Charles Melton Wines er et mindre dry grown winery beliggende i Barossa Valley ejet af winemaker Charles Melton og hans kone Virginia. Stedet er usandsynligt smukt og idyllisk og producerer nogle fantastiske vine.

History

Since the first vintage of Charles Melton Wines in 1984, this small Barossa Valley winery has gained both national and international recognition for its fine red table wines.

The wines move from a light red, ‘The Rose of Virginia’ through to Australia’s premier Rhone-style red, ‘Nine Popes’. Charlie Melton also makes small quantities of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sparkling Shiraz, and is the only Australian producer of a vin-santo styled dessert wine, Sotto di Ferro.

Charlie was one of the first to recognize the value and tradition of the Barossa’s old vineyard Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre. At a time when others were pulling out vineyards of Shiraz to plant more fashionable varieties, Charlie was convincing farmers to keep their historic vineyards. He was one of a small group of winemakers who helped retain the viticultural heritage of the Barossa.

Who is Charles Melton?

To cut a long story short …A boy from Sydney named Graeme Melton, arrived in the Barossa Valley in 1973. Graeme and a mate needed jobs to fix their broken-down EH Holden ute to continue their road trip across Australia. There were two jobs going – one as a cellarhand at a local winery called Krondorf, and another pruning at a vineyard down the road. They flipped a coin – Graeme got the cellarhand job.

At Krondorf he met Barossa winemaking legend Peter Lehmann (at the time, chief winemaker for the Dalgety group, Stonyfield and Saltram), and moved with Peter when he set up his new winery 6 years later. Lehmann refused to call his protégé “Graeme”, hence “Charlie” was born – and has stuck!

Just to speed this up a bit… During the next 10 years, ‘Charlie’ honed his winemaking skills under Lehmann – and met his wife-to-be, Virginia. Fast enough? In that time, he also travelled to France, and developed the beginnings of what would become a life-long passion for the wines of the Rhone Valley – in particular the Southern Rhone region where Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre are blended with up to 11 other varieties, as in the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation.

In 1984, Charlie purchased his first grapes to be made under the new “Charles Melton” label – and produced a Sparkling Red from old vines dry-grown in the Barossa. He soon splashed out again – this time purchasing 13 acres of Grenache and Shiraz. At that time, he also built the cellar door (“the barn”) and winery which still stands today on Krondorf Road, just outside Tanunda, in the valley of Barossa, in the state of South Australia.

Rosévin. Australien.

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