Capelli ‘Icon’ Frankland River Cabernet 2021




Vineyard: Single vineyard in Frankland River, Great Southern. Soils comprise of iron-stone base gravels and duplex sandy loams.

Vintage: In Frankland River, a cooler season prompted a delayed start to the harvest. The dry and slightly warmer weather during March hastened the harvest, ensuring a swift collection of grapes that ranged from good to exceptional in quality, accompanied by solid yields. 2021 will be remembered as an excellent vintage.

Appearance: Deep inky red with youthful purple hues.

Aroma: Black fruits, spice and cigar with leafy hints of mint.

Palate: Dense, dark fruits with a complex mid-palate of chocolate and velvety tannins leading to a long toasty finish with hints of vibrant red fruits supported by spicy French oak.

Varietals: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: Fruit is harvested, de-stemmed and crushed, then cold soaked for five days to encourage gentle extraction of colour, perfume and flavour. The wine is left on its skins for three weeks post-fermentation to extract further colour and tannins, before being transferred to oak barriques to complete malolactic fermentation.

Maturation: 24 months in French Oak barriques, 50% being new oak.

Cellaring: to 2040

Alcohol: 14.5% Vol

pH: 3.62

Acidity: 5.9 g/L

Residual Sugar: 0.5 g/L

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Capelli Icon Wines, a rare gem arising from selected mirco-sites within Frankland River during exceptional vintages. Each bottle reflects dedication to powderbark Ridge’s terroir. Planted in 1998 in Frankland River, WA’s Great Southern Region, Cabernet Sauvignon grapes thrived under owners Matt Swinny and Peter Dawon’s meticulous care and the extreme attention to detail and excellence in the vineyard management.

Crafted in small, distinct batches, these wines encapsulate the flawless fusion of outstanding grapes, ideal weather conditions, and masterful winemaking. The 2021 vintage has set an unprecedented standard, yielding a bespoke wine of exceptional excellence.

Led by Vigneron Garry Capelli and winemaker James Kelly, our 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon represents the pinnacle of greatness. This exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon bears the name of Vigneron and MD Garry Capelli whose vineyard journey traces back to his Italian heritage, now aimed at capturing the essence of The Great Southern heritage and natural beauty.

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