Capel Vale `Debut` Cabernet Merlot 2012 (6 x 750mL), WA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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De-stemmed but not crushed for maximum whole berry inclusion. The must is then chilled and cold soaked for 2-5 days and fermented using traditional techniques. Pressed, settled and racked off lees for malo-lactic fermentation and maturing in older oak barrels for texture and softening

WA - Other Western Australian
Western Australia

Expert Reviews

Vivid, full crimson-purple; the best Debut red wine from '12; the bouquet is fragrant, heralding a sure-footed, medium-bodied palate, bright fruits woven in a tapestry with more savoury, earthy characters, cabernet in overall control, especially through its positive tannin structure. Rating 93 – Drink by 2020, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2014)

Winery Tasting Notes


Classic Margaret river nose of cassis, mulberries and capsicum.


Fermentation and development in French and American oak, gives this wine a delicious mouthful of sweet fruit with notes of chocolate, cedar and plums.

Food Matching

This wine will compliment many food styles however try red meat dishes such as roast leg of lamb or penne with chunky tomato and pork sausage.

WA - Other Western Australian
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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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