Amelia Park cabernet merlot 2013

INTRO

Vineyards
The Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River is predominantly sourced for its consistency in producing
rich fruit flavours and a small percentage is sourced from the Wallcliffe sub-region of Margaret River,
located further south, providing subtle and elegant aromatics and fine tannins.
Season
The 2013 vintage will go down as another great vintage in Margaret River. An unsettled weather period
in November that consisted of rain, hail and high winds impacted flowering and as a result yields were
down by around 30%. Whilst yields where down, the fruit intensity and quality is very high.
Harvest Date
March/April 2013

Winemaking
A considerable number of parcels go into making our Cabernet Merlot blend. A number of picks occur
starting in the northern areas of Margaret River and working our way south over a couple of
months. Each parcel is machine harvested during the cool of the night and transferred to static
fermenters for a controlled and cool primary fermentation. After primary ferment each parcel is
carefully pressed off. These parcels are kept separate and sent to a mix of new, second and third use
French barrels for secondary ferment and maturation for twelve months.

Tasting Notes
Due to another classic and outstanding growing season this wine displays a fragrant nose of red
and black currant fruit with raspberries, violets and hints of cedar and mint. The palate displays
persistent berry flavours with fine tannin supporting a long elegant palate


Technical Data

  • Varietal : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot,

  • Brand name : Amelia Park cabernet merlot 2013,

  • Liquor style : Red wine,

  • Size : 750ml,

  • Current vintage : 2013,

  • Standard drinks : 7.7,

  • Country : Australia,

  • Alcohol volume : Analysis Alcohol 14.5% ,

  • Region : Margaret River wineries,

  • State : Western Australia,

  • Varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot,

  • Harvested : March/April 2013,

  • Oak : mix of new, second and third use French barrels for secondary ferment and maturation for twelve months.,

  • TA : TA 6.5g/l ,

  • pH : pH 3.55,

  • Bottled : Bottling Date Closure July 2013 Screwcap,

  • Cellaring : Cellaring 5-10 years,

Buy it Now

Ray Jordan

Wine Guide 2016

This is largely cabernet sauvignon with contributions of malbec, merlot and petit verdot. The result is a cracking good cab merlot blend. The balance of oak and fruit is outstanding while the tannin management has ensured the structure will support further cellaring. Seamless and velvety smooth. A terrific wine that ticks all the boxes for the style. SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 12 years

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