Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot Merlot Margaret River Western Australia
Capel Vale bears the fruit of more than thirty years research, trials and improvements, on the land and amongst the vines. Fully Cabernet Sauvignon and very, very Margaret River, enhanced by a regimen of new and old world vinification techniques, a full bodied red by one of the region's most accomplished teams. The choicest parcels, picked off the most superior blocks of the prestigious Scholar Vineyard at Cowaramup, elegant and statuesque, framed by stately tannins and refined French oak.
While relatively cool, the greater Margaret River region experiences an earlier vintage and can support red grape varieties which would not ripen so well elsewhere. The cooling influence of the Indian Ocean permits complex flavours to develop while warm days ripen the tannins. Picked at optimum ripeness, all vines are closely husbanded, harvest is carried out to healthy levels of baume. Fruit is destemmed but not crushed and each batch is handled separately. Treated to a cold maceratation and moderate ferment, yeasts are introduced to increase texture and aromatics. Following vinification and extended maceration, the wine is matured in a selection seasoned and new French oak barriques. Alcohol 14.0%
Vibrant red with purple hues. Mulberry, cassis and capsicum nose, multi black fruit characters, fragrant with blueberry and cassis. Mulberries, cassis and plum flavoured palate, supported by chocolate oak notes and exquisite licorice tannins. Delicious to drink young for its primary fruit characters, to accompany beef stroganoff, dukkah crusted lamb, mature cheddar or romano porcini tortellini.