Capel Single Vineyard `Whispering Hill` Shiraz 2008 (6x750mL), WA RRP$53.99

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RRP $53.99

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Overview

Single Vineyard wines epitomise the ultimate varietal expression of grapes grown on and selected from the most suitable rows of our family owned, mature and proven cool climate Western Australian vineyards. These wines are released only in years when we believe that this has been achieved.

Region:
WA - Mount Barker
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Sumptuous nose, pure dark berry fruit with hints of coffee and aromatic herbs. On the palate the full gamut of fleshy ripe berries unfold with bitter sweet flavours and it is enhanced by cinnamon spice and a layer of mocha. There is power, elegantly restrained and precisely defined, clean, dry and firm finishing with a touch of bitter chocolate." Gold Medal /Best in Class - International Wine and Spirit Competition 2010 Judges' comment

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Intense aromas of pepper, red berries and spice.

Palate

Rich and full of powerful red and black fruits with fine grained, firm tannins. With time this wine develops a unique honeycomb character.

Food Matching

Red game meats, lamb and rich beef dishes, grilled beef fillet with celeriac puree. Cheeses with more intensity like Gruyère or matured cheddars.

Winemaking Notes

All fruit is harvested from our Whispering Hill vineyard that is situated on ancient granitic soils in the truly cool viticultural region of Mount Barker. The wine was vinified using a selected Shiraz yeast in open fermenters under closely controlled conditions. Two weeks after fermentation the wine was pressed directly into French oak barriques. During 12 months in oak the wine was minimally handled, fined using egg whites and bottled with minimal filtration.

Vintage Condition

A cooler vintage compared to the previous year. This cool turn during fruit set meant lower crop levels however Mount Barker experienced perfect ripening conditions during the summer. Steady ripening saw intense fruit flavours with delicacy and high natural acidity.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal /Best in Class, International Wine and Spirit Competition (21/NOV/2010)

Vintage
2008
Region
WA - Mount Barker
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
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.

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