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Just a few kilometres north of Lowburn, near the windswept shores of frigid Lake Dunstan, atop the parched and laborious terroirs of Central Otago, a high country merino stud between the Amisfield and Parkburn streams was sown to vineyards two decades ago. Grazing country makes magnificent viticulture, the austere alluvial and glacial schist soils now yield the quality of Pinot Noir which has defined Central Otago as the world's most demonstrable marque in full bodied, intensely complex, yet beguilingly seamless Pinot Noir. The challenging terraces which spiral around the fractious knolls of Amisfield Vineyard, sire a sensational range of wines defined by their affable excellence, sound structure and pristine, penetrating varietal fruit... Satiations from the nethermost regions»

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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