Wantirna Amelia Cabernet Merlot 2017
Wantirna Amelia Cabernet Merlot 2017 is produced using 65% cabernet sauvignon, 30% cabernet franc and merlot, and 5% petit verdot grapes. Wantirna added the petit verdot grapes to the blend in the 1990s, giving this wine an added backbone of natural acidity and tannins. Majority of the grapes for this wine come from the original vines of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc vines planted in 1963. The remainder is from the more recently planted – 1989 – petit verdot. The vines for the Amelia are all dry farmed – that is, there is no irrigation. The roots go deep into the clay soil, searching out any available moisture. This and the age of the vines is crucial to making the intense yet elegant wine.
Enjoy this wine now, or cellar for increased results for the next fifteen years.
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 30%, Petit Verdot 5%
Country - Australia
Region - Yarra Valley
Vintage - 2017
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 13.5%