Charles Melton Nine Popes Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre Museum Release 1999

A$400.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Region/Country
Barossa Valley, Australia
Rating
94 points

Vintages

1999

Description

Made from a blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro. Part of the wine was co-fermented, thus adding another level of complexity, whilst individual parcels were also fermented separately. Charles Melton's Nine Popes Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre draws its inspiration from the renowned Châteauneuf-du-Pape, an illustrious French wine region whose name translates to the evocative 'New Castle of the Popes.'

This extraordinary blend has transcended its Australian origins to achieve global acclaim. Unveiling its splendor in the 1999 vintage, this wine marries spicy fruit notes with impeccably balanced oak integration, exemplifying a masterful rendition of the esteemed Southern Rhône style.

Nine Popes is vinified with a couple of key objectives in mind. We use both whole bunch fermentation and destemmed but uncrushed berries during the maceration period, to ensure the greatest degree of fragrance along with cool fermentation temperatures and careful cap management to gain the silky texture and density that the Popes is known for. “Sur Lie” ageing in French oak for the whole 24-28 month maturation period adds additional mouthfeel and smoothness. The wine is then naturally settled and bottled without any finings whatsoever.

Rating

Score
94 points
Reviewer
James Halliday
Review

The bouquet is spicy and lively, with excellent fruit and oak balance and integration, the juicy/spicy palate likewise, complex but elegant and long, a true reflection of southern Rhone style.

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Serving Temp.
8-11 °C
Alcohol
14.5%
Food pairing
Osso Bucco, Beef and Venison

Tasting Profile

Palate
The 1999 vintage is full of spicy fruit matched with oak balance and integration. This is a great interpretation of the Southern Rhône style.

Charles Melton Nine Popes Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre Museum Release 1999

Charles Melton Nine Popes Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre Museum Release 1999
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