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SERVING TEMPERATURE | 11 - 13°
CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 10 - 15 years
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This wine has vibrant citrus and stone fruits, rich texture and subtle oak balanced with bright natural acidity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.