Capercaillie Chardonnay Hunter Valley Cuillin 2011

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Made entirely of fruit from our vineyard. Delicious stone fruit and lifted pineapple balanced with crisp citrus acidity complemented by nutty vanillin oak with a great length of palate. <strong> 1 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal</strong> Winestate: <strong>3 stars</strong><br/> James Halliday (2011): <strong>92 points</strong>

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Winery: Capercaillie
Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Capercaillie:
Capercaillie Wine Company was established in the Hunter Valley by Alasdair and Trish Sutherland in late 1995 when they built a small modern winery on an excellent 20 year old vineyard. Capercaillie's ambition is to remain a small, family owned business which is focused entirely upon the creation of premium quality wines. To enhance the range of individual Hunter Valley wines, Alasdair has chose... Read more
Capercaillie Wine Company was established in the Hunter Valley by Alasdair and Trish Sutherland in late 1995 when they built a small modern winery on an excellent 20 year old vineyard. Capercaillie's ambition is to remain a small, family owned business which is focused entirely upon the creation of premium quality wines. To enhance the range of individual Hunter Valley wines, Alasdair has chosen select parcels of grapes from other proven regions of Australia, creating exciting multi-area blends which highlight climatic and varietal differences. In the 10 years since the winery was established, Capercaillie has built a firm customer base in the domestic and export markets and has gained a reputation as a quality producer with many award winning wines. The regional blends and distinctive styles, combined with Alasdair's 30 years experience in the industry form an interesting and unique range of premium wines. The 5ha vineyard in Lovedale was originally planted in the late 1970s mainly to Chardonnay supplemented with a couple of acres of Gewürztraminer. In the late nineties Alasdair made the decision to replant a small portion of the ageing Chardonnay with approximately 1ha each of the two red varieties Chambourcin and Petit Verdot. The relatively low yielding Lovedale vineyard provides approximately 30% of the required fruit volume. This is supplemented with Chambourcin, Semillon and Shiraz from other Hunter vineyards, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc from the Orange district in NSW, and Cabernet and Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and the Barossa Valley in South Australia. Read less

Made entirely of fruit from our vineyard. Delicious stone fruit and lifted pineapple balanced with crisp citrus acidity complemented by nutty vanillin oak with a great length of palate. <strong> 1 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal</strong> Winestate: <strong>3 stars</strong><br/> James Halliday (2011): <strong>92 points</strong>

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