Amelia Park `Reserve` Chardonnay 2017 (6 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA.

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RRP $60

$46.99 per Bottle
$281.94 per case

Overview

The fruit is hand picked early in the morning to retain freshness, then placed into the cool-room to chill further overnight. The next morning, the whole bunches are tipped into the press. The free run juice is gently pressed off to a stainless steel holding tank and allowed to settle naturally overnight. The slightly cloudy juice is then racked to a mixture of new, second and third use French oak barrels.

Fermentation occurs spontaneously and completed via wild fermentation. Once primary fermentation is concluded the wine is sulfured to ensure freshness and that secondary fermentation does not take place.

The wine is aged for nine months in barrel, with occasional stirring of lees to gain complexity and texture prior to bottling.

Region:
WA - Margaret River
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Ray Jordan - 96 Points

I like this Chardonnay a lot. Smokey savoury notes on the nose, with deeper cereal and grapefruit augmented with some nice light toasty oak. The palate shows some beautiful butterscotch and mealy grapefruit characters. It's perfectly balanced and almost delicate in the mouth. Yet the intensity is profound.

Winery Tasting Notes

Our best parcel of Chardonnay is reserved for this wine, it is delicate and pure with aromas of stone fruits and citrus blossom. The palate is elegant with exceptional balance and persistence. Matured in French oak for nine months this wine will drink beautifully now or can be cellared for the long term.

Vintage
2017
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

Winery Profile

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At Amelia Park Wines, we produce fine wines from one of Western Australia's most renowned winemaking regions, Margaret River. We combine leading edge techniques with traditional winemaking values and practices. Winemaker Jeremy Gordon believes that success starts with the vine, and he works closely with a select group of premium vineyards to achieve superior and consistent fruit quality. The resulting wines are elegant, fruit-driven varietals, complex in structure yet easily and irresistibly enjoyable.

Jeremy Gordon is a partner and our highly decorated winemaker whose success lies in a hands-on approach to every step of the process, attention to detail and an unquenchable passion for making consistently outstanding wines. This philosophy has seen Jeremy receive numerous awards throughout his career including Australia's most coveted award, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy. Since launching Amelia Park in 2009, with his wife Daniela and business partner Peter Walsh, Jeremy has won multiple trophies at high caliber wine shows including the International Wine Competition, Decanter World Wine Awards, Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition, National Wine Show of Australia, Margaret River Wine Show, Perth Royal Wine Show and the Winewise Championships. Amelia Park was again awarded 5 Red Stars in the latest edition of James Halliday's Wine Companion. This award confirms Amelia Park on the list of the Best Wineries in the Margaret River Region and in the top 5% of wineries in Australia. In November 2014 we were named Margaret River Winery of the Year at the Melbourne International Wine Competition and Jeremy was named a finalist for International Red Winemaker of the Year 2015 at the International Wine Challenge.

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