Capel Vale Debut Merlot 2013
$1699each
$203DOZEN
WineryCapel Vale
Fruit Merlot
Regions Geographe
  Western Australia
Each $16.99
$203.00
Available by the dozen
Debut best illustrates the remarkable power, intense flavour profiles and sophistication of Merlot grown to good vineyards around Geographe Bay. One of the few major family owner operated wineries in Western Australia, Capel Vale have grown enormously in stature as a purveyor of the finest Merlot through a succession of highly acclaimed editions. Attend this memorable Debut with cutlets of rare pink lamb, a red wine osso bucco or hard, pungent cheese.
Dr Peter and Elizabeth Pratten have spent the last thirty years pursuing their dream of the finest quality wine, proud regional styling and true elegance. Eighty acres of capel Vale vineyards are named after the original Capel Shire subdivisions, the Stirling district being one of the earliest areas surveyed in the entire state. Merlot grapes are partially hand picked off a split canopy trellising system and de-stemmed without any crushing for maximum whole berry inclusion. The musts are chilled and cold soaked for up to five days followed by a traditional vinification. Batches are pressed and settled, racked off gross lees for malolactic and maturation in seasoned French oak barriques to soften the tannins while building structure.
TASTING NOTES
Plum / cherry coloured. Bouquets of kirsch and plum, blackcurrants, bramble and spice, luscious dark blueberry fruits are complemented by mint, leather notes and autumn leaves. The palate is rich and generous whilst maintaining elegance and finesse, sweet plum and cherry flavours, tomatoes and mint, complemented by subtle spice, chocolates and tobacco, over a length of fine tannins, leading to a dry, satisfying finish.
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  Each $16.99
  $203.00
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  Each $16.99
  $203.00
Available by the dozen
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Fruit Merlot
Regions Geographe
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  Each $16.99
  $203.00
Available by the dozen
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Fruit SauvBlanc Semillon
Regions
  Western Australia
  Each $16.99
  $203.00
Available by the dozen
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Capel Vale Debut Shiraz 2013
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Fruit Shiraz
Regions
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  Each $16.99
  $203.00
Available by the dozen
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Capel Vale Debut Verdelho 2014
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Fruit Verdelho
Regions
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  Each $16.99
  $203.00
Available by the dozen
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  Western Australia
  Each $23.99
  $287.00
Available by the dozen
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Capel Vale Margaret River Chardonnay 2014
WineryCapel Vale
Fruit Chardonnay
Regions Margaret River
  Western Australia
  Each $19.99
  $239.00
Available by the dozen
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Capel Vale Pemberton Sauvignon Blanc 2014
WineryCapel Vale
Fruit Sauvignon Blanc
Regions Pemberton
  Western Australia
  Each $19.99
  $239.00
Available by the dozen
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More About Capel Vale Winery
Capel Vale began as a hobby for Sydney radiologist Dr Peter Pratten and his wife Elizabeth when they purchased land on the Capel River between Bunbury and Busselton in 1974
Capel Vale Winery, restaurant and cellar door, now sit atop the original vineyard site, Stirling Estate. Stirling Estate was originally the site of a stone fruit orchard in the 1930s. Consisting of rich, red alluvial loams over a limestone base, it possessed a natural, permanent watertable and was perfect for growing vines. The first plantings were in 1974, producing the first commercial vintage in 1980. After determining that the soils of the Capel area (now included in the EU registered Geographe Region) were best suited to Chardonnay and Merlot, it became the Prattens passion to determine the best region in South Western Australia for each of the main premium grape varieties. Capel Vale»