AT A GLANCE
Egg, Rock, Feather
Elegant & Refined, Red, Medium-bodied
Peking Duck, Roasted Quail, Mushroom Risotto
Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2017
Australian Pinot Noir Challenge 2017
A NOTE FROM OUR WINEMAKERS
Every year we get to know the vineyard a little better and I will say this perfumed, supple and silky wine captures the essence of Capella Vineyard.
Director of Winemaking
THE FINER DETAILS
Fruit from select blocks at our Capella Vineyard was handpicked, destemmed and sorted by hand to ensure only the finest berries went into this beautifully perfumed, supple and silky wine. Try it with duck cooked confit in the French way, or Peking style; wild mushroom and truffle risotto; roasted quail and seasonal vegetables.Download Tasting Notes
Vintage 2016 was marked by warm and dry conditions and the Mornington Peninsula harvest was one of the earliest on record. It arrived in a hurry too, catching some vignerons by surprise; many were picking very early in February. The resulting wines have excellent flavour and weight and tend to be earlier drinking styles.
This wine is a mix of clones MV6 and 115. The fruit was handpicked in early-February and chilled overnight before processing. The bunches were destemmed and the berries sorted by hand. The must was cold soaked for a few days and the ferments were hand plunged twice daily. The wine was matured for 10 months in barriques, 40% new, from a range of carefully selected Burgundian coopers.
Mornington PeninsulaVictoria, Australia
In its relatively short life, the Mornington Peninsula wine region has realised what it does best and is now overwhelmingly devoted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with Pinot Gris a solid minor variety.Read more about the Mornington Peninsula
Capella Vineyard is a small, ultra-premium vineyard with 4.2 hectares of Pinot Noir on the shores of Mornington Peninsula.
The young vineyard is entirely hand pruned and harvested. Soils are grey clay loam and the vineyard enjoys a moderating maritime influence of Western Port, Port Phillip and Bass Strait.Read more about the Mornington Peninsula
THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL
THE TIERSINGLE VINEYARD
GIFTING • CELLARING • RARE
These rare single vineyard wines are only released in the finest vintages as the best of the best from our carefully managed vineyards.
The labels each feature a collection of objects from the vineyard the wine was grown.
OBJECTEgg, Rock, Feather
Capella Vineyard is planted on soils of grey clay loam – native to the region.
With vines which wrap around a beautiful lake, the vineyard is home to many native bird species including the black swan.