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Halls Gap Vineyard was planted 1969, along the steep eastern slopes and parched rocky crags of Grampians Ranges, at the very beginning of a renaissance in Victorian viticulture. Since early establishment in the 1860s by the noble Houses of Seppelt and Bests, the region had earned the most elite peerage, a provenance of extraordinary red wines, bursting with bramble opulence and lined with limousin tannins. The Halls Gap property had long been respected as a venerable supplier to the nation's most illustrious brands. Seppelt and Penfolds called on harvests from Halls Gap for their finest vintages. Until 1996, when it was acquired by the late, great Trevor Mast,.. Land of the fallen giants»
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Capel Vale Debut Verdelho CONFIRM VINTAGE

Verdelho Western Australia
Western Australia has enjoyed a long and salubrious experience with Verdelho, renowned as a winegrowing region for a memorable succession of the nation's finest vintages. Capel Vale have made the most of their baronial expanse of vineyards, to find the perfect sites for the establishment of superior Verdelho vines. Made to measure for service alongside whole roast birds, pine nut risotto and fine Al fresco faire, a revitalizing Verdelho wine at its very best, fruit forward and refreshingly unoaked.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$215.00
Capel Vale own and operate many vineyards across the premier viticultural precincts of Western Australia. Each vineyard grows the grapes which are most appropriate for the terroir and clime They played an important role in the establishment of the West Australian wine industry and the recognition of the nation's southwest as a premium winegrowing region. Verdelho is harvested at optimum ripeness, grapes are crushed and destemmed, the musts are chilled and dejuiced. After three days of cold settling, batches are racked into fermenters and introduced to yeast. Vinifications are halted early to preserve the natural grape sugars, adding body and enhancing fruit character in the finished wine.
Light pale straw hue. Tropical fruit nose of mango, apricots and guava, preserved lemon and scents of nut. Intense lemon lime flavours on the palate, fully rounded and balanced mouthfeel complemented by sweet fruit characters, finishing pleasantly dry, lingering and clean. A match to mild Asian curries, roast duck, or chorizo with puy lentils.
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