Capel Vale `The Scholar` Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (6 x 750mL), WA.

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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.

This wine demonstrates aromas of mulberry, plum and chocolate with some secondary cassis and capsicum overtones. Following fermentation and extended maceration, the wine has been matured in new and old French oak barriques, producing an unmistakable Margaret River cabernet character.

Region:
WA - Margaret River
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Rating 97 - Ray Jordan, West Australian Wine Guide 2014

Full, bright crimson-purple; has been given the full treatment in terms of fermentation and, even more, new French oak. It opens with cassis and plum, then an atypical touch of chocolate, before a flood of oak comes through to coat the back-palate and finish, and finally some bramble/capsicum notes from the cabernet fruit. Rating 94 - Drink by 2036 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Mulberry, cassis and capsicum overtones

Palate

Mulberries and plum with some secondary chocolate tones.

Food Matching

Rich red meat dishes such as slow-cooked lamb shanks and braised oxtail. Ripe cheese platters consisting of Camembert or sharp Cheddars.

Vintage
2011
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

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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