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    Hurtle Walker first picked grapes as a ten year old on the celebrious Magill property in 1900. Apprenticed to the legenderies Monsieur Duray and Leon Mazure, Walker was placed in charge of sparkling wine production for the historic Auldana Cellars at the ripe old age of 21. He saw service as a soldier in World War I and made great wine until 1975. Hurtle Walker's grandson continues the family tradition, partnering with Jimmy Watson winner David O'Leary to acquire the most auspicious Clare Valley vineyards and establish one of the nation's leading marques. Between the two, O'Leary and Waker have claimed every prestigious accolade in the land, a breathtaking.. The illustrious pair of valley clare»
    Boutique winemaking affords great advantages, every vine can be uniquely husbanded, quality control is maximised, each barrel can be individually sampled and assembled into the perfect cuvee. Engineering types are innately suited to such viticulture. Colin Best embarked upon his sabbatical to the great vineyards of Burgundy's Cote d'Or. He returned to plant Pinot Noir on a craggy half hectare near Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills. An ancient masonry wool mill was outfitted for winemaking and Leabrook Estate was born. This is an aesthetic range of meticulously crafted, limited vintages, fashioned for the aficianado of bespoke, small batch, little vineyard wines... The lobethal libations of leabrook»
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    Capel Vale Debut Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

    Shiraz Western Australia
    Capel Vale have played an important role in the establishment of the Western Australian wine industry and the recognition of southwest Australia as a world class winegrowing region. They established their first vines in 1974 after determining that the Capel area, near Geographe Bay, was ideally suited to viticulture. Capel Vale have enjoyed runaway success for Shiraz with their second tier Debut label, having claimed national gold at the Canberra wine show and Blue Gold at the prestigious Sydney International.
    Available by the dozen
    Case of 12
    $215.00
    The winemaking philosophy at Capel Vale is to make intensely fruit driven and complex, powerful yet elegant wines, from fruit grown specifically to the mesoclime that's most favourable. Every Capel Vale vineyard was established from day one with the grape varieties most appropriate for the climate and terroir. Shiraz grapes are destemmed but not crushed for a maximum inclusion of whole berries. Musts are chilled and cold soaked for several days. Choice yeasts are added to initiate a traditional vinification in controlled fermenters. Upon completion, the batches are pressed, settled and racked off lees for a course of malolactic and maturation in a selection of seasoned oak barrels.
    Bright garnet hue. Licorice nose, red berries and black pepper spice. Succulent berry and black pepper fruit flavours skillfully balanced by spicy French and American vanillin oak. A liingering finish on a note of plums, currant and spice. Will accompany many food styles but is the accompaniement of choice to red game meats, lamb and rich beef recipes.
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