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Graeme Melton and a mate were travelling across South Australia in 1973, their EH Holden was in dire need of maintenance and Graeme took up casual work at a passing winery. The site supervisor was Peter Lehmann and young Graeme had his epiphany on the road to Barossa Valley. Lehmann suggested that Graeme change his name to Charlie and take the pilgrimmage to Vallee Rhone. Charlie became prepossessed with the culture of old vines Grenache, Shiraz and Mourverdre. He returned to the Barossa, at a time when old vineyard fruit was made into flagon Port and growers were destroying their historic sites in return for government grants. Charlie emabarked on a crusade to conserve and restore the ancient vines, establishing his cellars at Tanunda along Krondorf Road. He has since retained the most precious parcels, once destined for the logger's axe, they are now the genesis of fruit for the distinguished Barossa brand known as Charles.. Melton makes a mean mourvedre»

Mission Estate Pinot Gris CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Gris Grigio New Zealand
From a superior site, identified for its magnificent Pinot Gris mesoclimes, a propitious place of optimal sunlight exposure, refreshed by cooling summer sea breezes. Pinot Gris grown here develop intense varietal flavours of great vigor and vitality on the palate. Grapes are lightly pressed at vinified at lower temperatures to capture and preserve the urgency of fruit, followed by a term on sedimentery lees for exquisite textural richness and complexity. Perfumed pear, fruits of the orchard and tropical characters, a finely structured style and a long, clean, off dry finish.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$299.00
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