Charles Melton Sparkling Red


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Region: Barossa Valley
Grapes: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache
First Glance: Celebratory, Classic, Red Fruited, Age worthy

The Wine:
This sparkling red is produced with a base wine made from a blend of 2012, 2013 and 2015 vintages. All were very high quality vintages with ’12 being considered a classic vintage, ’13 an extremely low yielding vintage of great density and ’15 a rich, rounded, sweetly fruited vintage. All of them provided the weight and richness required for top quality sparkling base.

The principal varieties are always Shiraz with Cabernet usually making up the balance (around 20%) This particular disgorgement also has a percentage of old vine Grenache in it.