Capelli ‘Icon’ Frankland River Shiraz 2021




Vineyard Location: Single vineyard in Frankland River, Great Southern.

Vintage: The onset of a cooler season in Frankland River led to a delayed start for the harvest. However, the dry and slightly warmer weather in March accelerated the process, resulting in a rapid grape collection ranging from excellent to exceptional in quality, all while maintaining solid yields. 2021 stands as a testament to an outstanding vintage.

Appearance: Dense inky red with a purple hue.

Aroma: Rich aromas of dark fruits, mocha and liquorice complemented by spicy, toasted French oak.

Palate: Initial flavours of black cherry and blackcurrant lead to a rich complex mid-palate of liquorice and dark chocolate and subtle spiced savoury notes. Finishes with long fine tannins and toasty spice and vanilla of premium French and American oak. A fragrant, rich and complex example of Frankland River Shiraz.

Variety: 100% Shiraz

Winemaker Notes: The fruit undergoes a meticulous process: harvested, destemmed, and crushed, followed by a five-day cold soak to delicately extract colour, fragrance, and flavour. Fermentation of the juice and skins, carried out at around 20ºC with cultured yeast, includes twice-daily pump-overs. After fermentation, the wine remains on it’s skins for an additional three weeks to extract added colour and tannins before transitioning to barrels for malolactic fermentation. The culmination of this process sees the wine mature gracefully for 18 months in French oak barrels, allowing it to evolve into it’s exquisite, refined state.

Maturation: 18 months in French and American oak barriques

Cellaring: to 2040

Alcohol: 14.5% Vol

Contains sulphites

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Frankland River Shiraz Capelli Icon Wines – a rare treasure sourced from exclusive micro-sites within Frankland River during exceptional vintages. Powderbark ridges vineyards were planted in 1998 and flourish under the meticulous care of owners Matt Swinny and Peter Dawson.

Crafted in small batches, these unique wines encapsulate the seamless union of exceptional grapes, optimal weather conditions, and masterful winemaking. The 2021 vintage sets and unparalleled benchmark, yielding a bespoke wine of unmatched excellence.

Under the guidance of Vigneron Garry Capelli and winemaker James Kelly, our 2021 Frankland River Shiraz epitomises the zenith of quality. Bearing the name of Vigneron and MD Garry Capelli, whose vineyard journey traces back to his Italian heritage, this wine captures not just the essence of The Great Southern’s heritage but also the natural beauty that defines it.

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