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Wine Charles Melton Nine Popes 2006

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Tasting Notes


Wine rich ruby ​​color.


The wine has a full-bodied palate with well integrated tannins and acidity, aftertaste fruity, long.


The wine has a complex aroma with notes of black berries, plums, licorice and spices.


The wine goes well with dishes from beef, venison, roast lamb and dark meat poultry.

Interesting Facts

Nine Popes - an elegant red Australian wine, which is made ​​from selected grapes. Fermentation of whole grapes takes place in an open container with the implementation pizhazha at a controlled temperature. The wine is aged in oak barrels of French and American oak for 20 months, bottled without filtering.

There is an interesting story associated with the name of the wine Nine Popes (Nine Popes). When Charlie created the wine, he was faced with the task of finding an interesting name. Being in love with the wine valley of the Rhone (France), especially in the famous appellason Chateauneuf du Pape, he decided to link the name of the wine with it. For this, Charlie went on a little trick to avoid lawsuits from France. But his knowledge of French was not strong, and he found that the Chateauneuf du Pape means "lock Nine Popes." In fact, Chateauneuf du Pape is translated as "The Castle of the new Pope," because in the 13th century this place was the seat of the papacy alternative, and in many languages, the word neuf (Chateau neuf - «new castle") means both "nine" and " new. "
Wine Nine Popes 2006 won the gold medal in the competition Decanter World Wine Awards, London. Additional ratings and awards:
2006 - Gold medal at the competition Decanter World Wine Awards, London;
2004 - 92 points from Gary Walsh, 93.

Since the advent of the great Charles Melton Wines in 1984, this small winery, located in the Barossa Valley, has won national and international recognition.
Charles Melton produces a variety of wines - from the inimitable Rose of Virginia , which has been described by Anthony Rose in London newspaper "The best pink wine in Australia," to the magnificent red wine "in the style of the Rhone» - Nine Popes. Also at the winery Charles Melton Wines produced a small amount of Shiraz , Cabernet Sauvignon , Shiraz and sparkling in Australia only dessert wine in the style of "Vino Santo» - Sotto di Ferro.
Charles was one of the first to realize the value of the old vineyards in the Barossa with planting varieties Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre. At the time, when others refused to Shiraz in favor of more fashionable varieties, Charles urged farmers to protect their historic vineyards. He was one of a small group of winemakers who helped save the Barossa winemaking heritage of the region.
Charles Melton (Graham Melton) hails from Sydney, but now is an icon of Barossa. In 1973, as a young boy, Charles went to the Barossa Valley and today is at a great experience of winemaking in this region. Initially, Charlie spent his time as a student of Peter Lehmann, and it was Peter, refusing to call his protege Graham gave him the name Charlie, secured for him. In the early 80s, Charles joined a small team of winemakers, with a similar look, the mission of this team was in the revival underrated grape varieties - Grenache and Shiraz. And today, these varieties are the main farm in Charles Melton Wines. In 1984, Charles buys his first vineyard and launches sparkling red wines from old vines, he soon gets 5 hectares of vineyards with vines Grenache and Shiraz. At the same time, he began the construction of the winery, which is still in Krondorf Road, near Tanunda in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. The farm Charles Melton Wines pays great attention to the quality of grapes, which is produced with vines growing on 20 hectares of non-irrigated vineyards located on the best lands Barossa. Part of the grapes purchased from a small grape farms. Age many vines - 80 years. Dry red wines are aged in barrels of French and American oak. The winery uses a number of technologies to obtain a comprehensive and balanced wines that can be stored in the cellar, turning in the best specimens of mature wines in the Barossa style.



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