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It was a matrimony between an American biochemist and the founder of Margaret River Devils Lair, that set the scene for one of the nation's most illustrious estates. A member of the Top 1OO Wineries of World, Giant Steps were established 1997, with a view to assembling an elite range of limited release Yarra Valley vintages. Crafted from the fruit of superior sites, some yielding just a few hundred cases each year, these are exclusive editions from bespoke parcels of elite terroir, bearing the curiously cryptic monikers of precious blocks of vine, Gruyere Farm, Applejack and Wombat Creek. Fashioned for aficianados of the euro style, defined by their winsome fruit and graceful tannins, the Giant Steps single vineyard range are all distinct for their expression of place, each articulate of a unique soil and influence of clime... Big wines from little vineyards»

Wantirna Estate Amelia Cabernet Merlot CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc Petit Verdot Yarra Valley Victoria
Excellent Langtons Classification. Whilst the cepage of fruit to Amelia may be different each year, a backbone of two thirds Cabernet Sauvignon dominates, a third of Merlot and Cabernet Franc ensues, followed by a soup├žon Petit Verdot. Favouring the slow ripening of a long growing season, Petit Verdot grapes are always last to be harvested, usually in mid April. It is the the quietly spoken measure of of Petit Verdot which contributes structure, fine firm tannins and good natural acidity, fully approachable while young, she will age beautifully for more than fifteen years.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$449.50
Bright, deep red in colour. Luscious nose of currants and bramble with slightly savoury characters of olive, bay leaf and thyme. Complex black, blueberry and red cherry fruits on the palate, garnished by tobacco leaf and kept vibrant by bright, currant acids. Well structured with firm yet malleable tannins, a solid, medium to full bodied Bordeaux styled blend to accompany game meats in red wine jus, venison, wild boar or hare.
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