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Benchmark Margaret River Cabernet Merlot blend, from Capel Vale's own vineyards. The nose leads with an attractive cassis and berry compote nose seamlessly netted together with well judged oak. The palate has a lovely balance of fresh lifted fruit, structured ripe tannins and a long finish. Crying out for some grilled lamb or spicy vegetable and chickpea stews. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

0.9 g/L

pH

3.65

ACIDITY

6.0 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Dan Hetherington

VARIETY

Red Blend

FINED USING

Milk & Gelatine

TIME IN OAK

10 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Margaret River

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

The 2019 vintage at Capel Vale Wines was a tremendous vintage resulting in lower yields with exceptional quality fruit and high flavour concentration.

Vinification details

Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot fruit were crushed and fermented in stainless vats before being pressed to French oak barriques to complete malolactic fermentation. The wine was left in oak for 10 months and then blended together before fining and filtration prior to bottling.

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