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2018 Capella Vineyard Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir

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$539.94 6 x 750ml bottle
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SKU: HP18VI-MOPTNOIR6

  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Elegant & Refined
  • FOOD PAIRING
    FOOD PAIRING
    Peking Duck, Roasted Quail, Mushroom Risotto
  • 97
    HIGHLIGHTS
    James Halliday Wine Companion 2021
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
An outstanding vintage 
 
2021 JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION - Best of the Best - 97 POINTS

Australian Pinot Noir Challenge 2019 - 95 points Gold Medal
 
Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2020 - 95 points Gold Medal
 
Mornington Peninsula Wine Show 2020 - 95 points Gold Medal
 

A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

“Listen carefully and this wine will tell you all you need to know about Capella Vineyard and the 2018 season. ”

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 13 - 18°

CELLAR POTENTIAL | Now to 2033

TASTING NOTES

Always a beautifully perfumed wine, the 2018 Capella Pinot Noir has ripe cherry and summer berry fruit flavours with earthy complexity enveloped in gorgeous velvety texture and fine, silky tannin. The perfume and pure fruits are a signature of Capella Vineyard; the juicy, ripe palate with a little extra oomph reflect the season of 2018.

SEASON

There were no major heatwaves in the 2018 season; nevertheless, it was a warm season overall and the harvest was a little early. Cool weather and regular rain up until Christmas made a slow start to the season, setting up good ground moisture and vine health coming into summer. Yields were potentially high and judicious fruit thinning was required to obtain maximum quality fruit. An extended dry, mild patch over January and February was excellent for Pinot Noir, helping create excellent depth of flavour balanced with lively acidity.

WINEMAKING

This wine is from mature vines of the MV6 and 115 clone. The fruit was handpicked into small baskets and chilled overnight before destemming and sorting by hand. Wild yeast ferment in small open fermenters with hand plunging was followed 11 months maturation in a selection of Burgundian oak barrels, about 40% new. Meticulous blending has created a wine that shows the best of Capella Vineyard and season 2018.

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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