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Capel Vale's Regional Series wines are elegant and graceful; high quality wines that reflect varietal and regional characteristics.

An elegant and expressive wine demonstrating Margaret River’s claim as a world class Chardonnay region. The 2020 was a superb vintage displaying fantastic fruit weight and flavour intensity. There are flavours of stone fruit finishing with hints of hazelnut and light cream characters.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

0.8 g/L

pH

3.40

ACIDITY

6.1 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Dan Hetherington

VARIETY

Chardonnay

HARVEST DATE

March 2020

FINED USING

Milk & Isinglass

TIME IN OAK

7 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Partial

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Margaret River

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

2020 was a tremendous vintage at Capel Vale, resulting in lower yields with exceptional quality fruit and high flavour concentration.

Vinification details

This delicious Chardonnay is 100% wild fermented and spent seven months in French barriques. Lees stirring was achieved throughout enhancing flavour complexity. Barrel selection was made for the final blend with some barrels having gone through malolactic fermentation.

Awards

Jancis Robinson: 17 pts

 

 

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