Sauvignon Blanc Pemberton Western Australia
Capel Vale have been crafting intensely fruit driven, powerful yet elegant Sauvignon Blanc from harvests grown to the finest Western Australia vineyards since 1974. The balmy maritime climes encourage Sauvignon Blanc grapes to develop the requisite qualities for a generously textured palate with firm structure and fine length. Completely unwooded and unoaked, Capel Vale displays revitalizing green bean, snow pea and lantana characters with an underlying minerality.
Pemberton sits on the slow ripening southwest coast of Australia, fully blessed by the most appropriate climates and soil to make serious Sauvignon Blanc. The success of Australia's southwest regions are due in no small part to decades of viticulture by Capel Vale. Grapes from the cooler parts of Pemberton are harvested at optimum ripeness, crushed, de-stemmed and chilled. Juices are transferred to fermenters after three days cold settling and introduced to aromatic yeast. Vinifications are halted early to preserve natural grape sugars, adding body and enhancing fruit character in the finished wine.
Limpid pale straw green colour. Fine gravelly mineral aromas of Pemberton soils, citrus and cut grass, snap bean and snow pea working against a backdrop of mineral elements, kiwi and herbaceousness. The aromas are carried through to the textured palate, complemented by flavours of honeydew melon, tropical fruits, limes and flint. Match with grilled snapper, sashimi or goats cheese and truffle omelet.