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Capel Vale Chardonnay Western Australia Unwooded 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is full or tropical flowers and fruits on the nose with a lovely lifted, almost spicy passionfruit tone. In the mouth it's moderately rich yet fairly lightweight with a huge rush of soft pineapple, guava and papaya toned fruit that is delicious if a little short. Perhaps tiring just a bit tis is still a crowd pleasing very easy to appreciate style of wine that has very few detractors. 87pts

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Capel Vale:
Capel Vale is a pioneer within Western Australia and amongst the first to be established with vines planted in 1974. The initial winery was built on the Stirling Estate in Capel in 1979 followed shortly thereafter with the first vintage in 1980. Peter Pratten was the first to identify viticultural potential in the cool climate regions of W.A. - Margaret River, Pemberton, Mount Barker, and Geogr... Read more
Capel Vale is a pioneer within Western Australia and amongst the first to be established with vines planted in 1974. The initial winery was built on the Stirling Estate in Capel in 1979 followed shortly thereafter with the first vintage in 1980. Peter Pratten was the first to identify viticultural potential in the cool climate regions of W.A. - Margaret River, Pemberton, Mount Barker, and Geographe. As a result, Capel Vale now produces wines of definitive regional flavour and varietal expression with a focus on balance, complexity and elegant fruit flavours. In 1986, Peter Pratten as winemaker produced a Capel Vale Riesling which was named Australian National Dry White Champion. An historic moment in the history of not only Capel Vale but also of Riesling in Australia. Today, Capel Vale is still family owned and managed. From July 2007, Simon Pratten took over as Chief Executive Officer from Peter and Elizabeth Pratten, however both are still heavily involved in the business. Capel Vale is a fully integrated wine business from vineyard to bottle. It operates one of the most highly certified contract bottling plants in the country Read less

Editorial Reviews for Capel Vale Chardonnay Western Australia Unwooded

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
10/11/2009

This is full or tropical flowers and fruits on the nose with a lovely lifted, almost spicy passionfruit tone. In the mouth it's moderately rich yet fairly lightweight with a huge rush of soft pineapple, guava and papaya toned fruit that is delicious if a little short. Perhaps tiring just a bit tis is still a crowd pleasing very easy to appreciate style of wine that has very few detractors. 87pts


External Reviews for Capel Vale Chardonnay Western Australia Unwooded

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Source: Morrell & Company
10/01/2008

Light yellow. Bright, herb-accented citrus and pear aromas strongly suggest sauvignon blanc. Taut and sharply focused, with impressively pure lemon, lime and Anjou pear flavors, zesty mineral lift and a light anise quality on the finish. This could make anything-but-chardonnay drinkers rethink their stance. Ridiculously easy to swallow.




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