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2017 Capella Vineyard Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay

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$359.94 6 x 750ml bottle
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SKU: HP17VI-MOCHARDN6

  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Elegant & Refined
  • FOOD PAIRING
    FOOD PAIRING
    Shellfish and Seafood, Creamy Vegetarian Pasta, Soft Cheese
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    HIGHLIGHTS
    95 Points - Huon Hooke
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
Outstanding vintage
 
TROPHY WINNER
 

Douglas Seabrook Trophy - 2019 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

Best Single Vineyard wine - 2019 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

Best Chardonnay Trophy - 2019 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

 

94 POINT 2020 JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION

A stylish wine, bright and crisp. May not have had the partial or whole mlf (that can soften the profile more than needed).
James Halliday - Published 01 August 2019

 95 POINTS  HUON HOOKE THE REAL REVIEW

“Attractive grapefruit, lemon, candlewax and cashew bouquet… the palate taut and mineral...the oak is seamlessly interwoven, the palate tense and long. A very smart chardonnay”
Huon Hooke - The Real Review

A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

“The 2017 Capella Chardonnay is a quintessential example of just how good Capella Vineyard can be.”

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 11 - 13°

CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 10 - 15 years

TASTING NOTES

This wine has vibrant citrus and stone fruits, rich texture and subtle oak balanced with bright natural acidity.

SEASON

The 2017 vintage on the Mornington Peninsula was a classic one in which overall mild and stable conditions produced superb quality fruit and wines of great balance, finesse and longevity. Dubbed by some a “Goldilocks” vintage, 2017 delivered just enough and not too much of everything. Vines ripened slowly, building great depth of flavour while retaining fine balance in sugar and acid. Harvest began in early-March, a little later than the long-term average, and somewhat of a relief after the record-early vintage of 2016.

WINEMAKING

This fruit is from mature vines, predominantly the Mendoza clone, from select blocks at Capella Vineyard. The fruit was handpicked and chilled overnight then gently whole bunch pressed. The juice was fermented in barrel by wild yeasts and partial malolactic fermentation. The wine was matured in the same barrels, about one-third new, for 10 months. We use a selection of different sized barrels from select Burgundian coopers.

THE VINEYARD

THE VINEYARD

Capella Vineyard

Capella Vineyard is located on the shores of Western Port on the Mornington Peninsula. It is a small, ultra-premium vineyard with 4.2 hectares of Pinot Noir planted on VSP trellis.

The young vineyard is entirely hand pruned and harvested. Soils are grey clay loam and the vineyard enjoys the moderating maritime influence of Western Port, Port Phillip and Bass Strait. Planted in 2008, Capella’s young vines are already producing exceptional wines.

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THE TIER

THE TIER

Single Vineyard

SPECIAL OCCASIONS • GIFTING

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.

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THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

The Artwork

Egg, 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.

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