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2019 Amelia Park 'Amelia' Chardonnay, Margaret River WA

2019 Amelia Park 'Amelia' Chardonnay, Margaret River WA

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Located in the heart of the beautiful Margaret River Wine region of Western Australia, Amelia Park Wines was established in 2009 by Jeremy & Daniela Gordon and Peter Walsh. Combining leading edge techniques with traditional winemaking values and practices, winemaker and co-owner Jeremy Gordon believes success starts in the vineyard, where great wines are grown from superior and consistent fruit quality. The resulting wines are elegant, fruit-driven varietals, complex in structure yet easily and irresistibly enjoyable.

The fruit parcels were picked and chilled. The grapes were tipped as whole bunches directly into our press and gently pressed off into a tank. Natural settling occurred overnight and the cloudy juice was then sent to French oak barrels twenty-four hours later. Wild fermentation was completed in barrel and allowed to mature on its own lees for nine months, with minimal stirring during this time, to maintain freshness and natural acidity.

This Chardonnay is 100% wild fermented and matured in French oak for nine months. It has lovely aromas of peach and pear, with honey notes. Lime, melon and green apple fill the palate which is supported by a long line of delicate acidity. This wine drinks beautifully now and will benefit from cellaring.  Food pairing suggestion:  Pork & Fennel Sausages with roasted seasonal root vegetables.

13% ABV

Matured in French oak for 10 months. Potently powerful fruit cascades over the palate in a rush of yellow peach, nectarine, crushed nuts; and some intriguing wisps of sweet paprika, jasmine tea, saffron and star anise. It is tightly bound up in the cool vintage that was 2019, but it has a lot to give. Needs decanting.  95 Points - Erin Larkin, James Halliday Wine Companion.