AMELIA PARK
COLLECTION

Our premium range of wines is made from select parcels of the very finest regional grapes. This range includes the classic Margaret River varieties of Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Merlot.

AWARDS

  • James Halliday 2016 - 95 Points

  • Matured for 12 months in French oak, it has a scented allspice and Cherry Ripe bouquet, moving smartly to blackcurrant, blackberry and licorice on the medium to full-bodied palate; it's fruit-driven, but there's still room for a wave from the oak, and a salute from the tannins.


  • Ray Jordan - 95 Points
  • Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2015
  • Perth Royal Wine Show 2015
  • Qantas Wine Show of WA 2015
  • Sydney Royal Wine Show 2016

2016 Amelia Park
Shiraz

Vineyards

We source a single vineyard in the Frankland River Region for this wine. This region is perfectly suited to producing many red and white varieties due to its continental climate combined with low vigour and moderate ripening conditions. We have chosen this particular vineyard for its ability to produce typical Frankland River Shiraz, which as a result of being a cool climate, is intense in colour with ripe flavours yet is elegant in style and structure.

Season

Rains during the month of January helped to freshen up the vineyard and top our dams and water tanks. Fortunately these rains were followed by sunny dry conditions and we found minimal disease pressure in the vineyard, which was mitigated with a little crop thinning. Yields have returned to normal cropping levels.

  • Harvest Date

  • March 2016
  • Analysis

  • Alcohol 14.5%
  • TA 5.8g/l
  • pH 3.72
  • Bottling Date

  • May 2017

Winemaking

The grapes where harvested during the cool of the night to ensure quality was maintained. A cool fermentation took place in static fermenters and gentle extraction of colour and flavour was achieved over a two week period. After primary ferment the wine was gently pressed off skins to a mix of new and older larger format French oak barrels. After 12 months maturation in barrel the wine was blended prior to bottling.

  • Closure

  • Screwcap
  • Cellaring

  • 5 - 10 years

Tasting Notes

This wine is made with fruit from the Frankland River Region of Western Australia, which produces wine with great richness of flavour. A lovely perfumed bouquet of blackberry and spicy cherry. The palate is luscious with mulberry, plum and hints of black pepper, supported by soft subtle tannins. Aged in French oak for twelve months, this wine will benefit from cellaring.


Also sold under our export Ironstone Shiraz label.