Capel Vale `Debut` Merlot 2010 (6 x 750mL), WA. RRP$17.99

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RRP $17.99

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Overview

This wine shows remarkable and powerful flavour intensity from the Merlot grown in Geographe. Maturation in French oak barriques produces flavours and aromas reminiscent of sweet plum and cherry with hints of mint, tomato, autumn leaves and leather.

Region:
WA - Other Western Australian
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Subtle spice, sweet plum and cherry

Palate

Dark fruits complemented by mint, autumn leaves and leather. The palate is rich and generous whilst still maintaining elegance and finesse with fine tannins leading to a dry finish.

Food Matching

Rack of lamb or osso bucco with braised leeks. Hard to semi-hard cheese such as Parmesan or Ardi-Gasna.

Cellaring Potential

Debut reds are structured to be consumed on release however this wine will develop in complexity with cellaring for up to 3-5 years.

Vintage
2010
Region
WA - Other Western Australian
Grape Style
Merlot
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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Capel Vale was established in 1974 by Sydney radiologist Dr Peter Pratten and his wife Elizabeth when they purchased land on the Capel River between Bunbury and Busselton in Western Australia’s South-West.

The site was originally a stone fruit orchard and its rich red alluvial loam soils over limestone made it a perfect viticultural site. It is also the location for the winery, cellar door and award winning restaurant.

After several vintages, it became apparent to Peter Pratten that the soils of the Capel area (now recognised as the Geographe region) were best suited to Chardonnay and Merlot. It became Peter's passion to determine the best region in South Western Australia for each premium grape variety. As a result Capel Vale has invested in prime viticultural land in Mount Barker for the production of Shiraz and Riesling, in Pemberton for Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc and in Margaret River for Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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