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New Capel Vale Debut range flying high
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At this year’s National Canberra Wine Show the Capel Vale 2005 Debut Cabernet Merlot collected a well earned gold medal, highlighting the success of this stylish new range of wines from Western Australia.
The Debut range was only launched this year by the innovative team at Capel Vale. Led by father and son Peter and Simon Pratten, the Debut release lives up to the company’s reputation of foresight and boldness and enhances the already successful Capel Vale portfolio, which now includes 3 perfected ranges, namely the Debut, Regional Series and Whispering Hill Single Vineyard Series.
Although at a lower price point, the Debut range is crafted using the same passionate mission that made Capel Vale pioneers within the Western Australia wine industry and has created many highly regarded, high quality wines since 1974; to relentlessly locate the very best regions in south Western Australia for each of the main premium grape varieties. Over the last 33 years this challenge has seen Capel Vale secure some of the best vineyard sites in Geographe, Mount Barker, Pemberton and Margaret River, making Capel Vale the only original family-owned winery to have mature premium vineyards in all of the best cool climate regions of WA.
This latest honour given to the Debut range, quickly follows the 2005 Debut Merlot’s Trophy at the Melbourne Wine Show and the Blue Gold at the Sydney International for the 2005 Debut Shiraz, which also received a Gold at National Canberra 2006; and there is no ducking the fact that it is a tribute to Capel Vale’s success at over-delivering on quality, price and style.
In fact many Debut wines are made from the same vines that previously produced more expensive wines and all Debut’s posses the ability to present the optimal fruit characters from each variety, grown in its most suitable cool climate vineyards.