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Cape Horn Wineyard Food Menu 2018

Chardonnay / 2014

2014 was an exceptionally dry season which resulted in very low yields of around 1-2 tonnes per acre, ideal for the Cape Horn Chardonnay.

The small, compact fruit bunches have translated into the wine through rich, complex varietal fruit characters.

The wine received 10 months maturation in new French oak barrels contributing a nutty, vanilla character to the ripe stone-fruit and citrus palate. Suitable to drink now or can be left to age for up to 5 years to develop a soft, creamy finish.

Cape Horn Vineyard White Chardonnay 2014 Wine
Cape Horn Vineyard White Chardonnay 2014 Wine

Marsanne 2010 - Special Take Away Price - $10

Marsanne / 2010

After a hot summer, this vintage of the Marsanne produced a full bodied fruit driven wine.

Showing the varietal characteristics of rich honeysuckle, ripe citrus fruits and almond, all with a hint of oak adding to the balance of the palate.

This wine is perfect for drinking now or cellaring.

Cape Horn Vineyard White Marsanne 2010
Cape Horn Vineyard White Marsanne 2010

Late Picked Marsanne / 2013

Left on the vine for an extra 5 weeks after the regular Marsanne, these grapes develop sweet concentrated varietal characteristics suitable for a delicate dessert wine.

The wine has a rich, creamy texture balanced by a floral, honeysuckle and apricot palate. It is a light dessert wine with well-structured acidity enabling it to be enjoyed on its own and as an excellent accompaniment for a sharp cheese.

It will develop sumptuous butterscotch and honey characters with age.

Cape Horn Vineyard Late Picked Marsanne 2013
Cape Horn Vineyard Late Picked Marsanne 2013

Sparkling Chardonnay / 2013

This is our First vintage of Sparkling Chardonnay. Harvested in January 2013, the base wine was first fermented in stainless steel tanks where it matured un-oaked for 6 months.

It was then refermented in the bottle continuing its maturation for a further 6 months on yeast lees in the traditional Methode Champenoise.

The result is clean, crisp sparkling wine with fresh citrus and apple fruit characters balanced by a soft, toasty yeast finish. An excellent celebratory wine!

Cape Horn Vineyard Sparkling Chardonnay 2013
Cape Horn Vineyard Sparkling Chardonnay 2013

Rose / 2014

The rose is a dry is a dry summer wine made from the free run juice of the Cape Horn Cabernet which flourishes in this warm climate region.

The lively red cherry characters and crisp acidity create a wine that is best enjoyed young, chilled in good company.

Cape Horn Vineyard Rose 2013
Cape Horn Vineyard Rose 2013

Cabernet Sauvignon / 2012

The Cape Horn Cabernet is smooth and well-balanced, with elegant soft tannins, typical warm climate varietal black-cherry and black-current fruit and tight minty/ eucalypt characters.

A complex wine, whose combination of bright fruit and smooth tannins will allow it to be enjoyed now and for the next 5-10 years. An excellent representation of the Cape Horn style.

Cape Horn Vineyard Red Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Cape Horn Vineyard Red Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Durif / 2014

The Cape Horn signature wine, Durif is a black grape variety, also known as Petit Syrah (Small Shiraz), developed in France initially to combat downy mildew.

Reflecting a particularly small grape size, the wine has incredibly intense colour, flavours and tannins. The warm Cape Horn microclimate is ideal for this late ripening grape variety allowing an intensity of rich dark fruit and inky colour but a well restrained body weight.

It is matured on French and American oak barrels for 15 months and then cellared for a further 2 years before release.

The result is an elegant wine with black fruits and a unique minty/ eucalypt character balanced by soft tannins and strong finish. Drinking well now but will improve over the next 8-10 years.

Cape Horn Vineyard Red Durif 2014
Cape Horn Vineyard Red Durif 2014

Durif / 2013

A black grape variety developed in France initially to combat downy mildew but the result was a wine that ripens exceptionally late in the season.

The bonus of this is that the resulting wine has incredibly intense colour, flavour and tannin that are often so overwhelming that they can prevent the wine from being drunk for a long period of time.

Our Durif is generally picked at a ripeness which still gives intense fruit and colour but is not too heavy. It is matured on French and American oak barrels for 15 months and is then cellared for a further 2 years before release.

This Durif has all of the berry fruit flavours combined with fine oak characters and grippy tannins. It is excellent with roasts, casseroles and blue cheeses.

Cape Horn Vineyard Red Durif 2013
Cape Horn Vineyard Red Durif 2013

Durif / 2012

The Cape Horn signature wine, Durif is a black grape variety, also known as Petit Syrah (Small Shiraz), developed in France initially to combat downy mildew.

Reflecting a particularly small grape size, the wine has incredibly intense colour, flavours and tannins that are often so overwhelming that they can prevent the wine from being drunk for a long period of time. The warm Cape Horn microclimate is ideal for this late ripening grape variety allowing an intensity of rich dark fruit and inky colour but a well restrained body weight.

It is matured on French and American oak barrels for 15 months and then cellared for a further 2 years before release.

The result is an elegant wine with black fruits and a unique minty/ eucalypt character balanced by soft tannins and strong finish. Winner of the “Durif of Rutherglen” Trophy 2011 Priced at $26.00 a bottle.

Cape Horn Vineyard Red Durif 2012
Cape Horn Vineyard Red Durif 2012

Shiraz / 2012

2012 was a warm year with minimal rain, resulting in a low-yielding harvest of concentrated small berries.

This produced an intense full-bodied Shiraz full of varietal berry and spice characters as well as a complex minty/ eucalypt overtone reflecting the Cape Horn surrounds and microclimate.

The wine has seen 12 months in French oak and is well-balanced with robust tannins, sure to age well over the next 5-10 years.

Cape Horn Vineyard Red Shiraz 2010
Cape Horn Vineyard Red Shiraz 2010

Sparkling Durif/Shiraz / 2015

This luscious complex wine has been 20 years in the making. The Durif and Shiraz were matured in oak for 18 months followed by a further 12 months on lees before being disgorged with a touch of our own vintage port.

The resulting wine has superb balance and complexity; combining the minty characters of our unique bushland microclimate with the full bodied, dark berry palate of the textured red blend.

It is a truly Australian style that really comes into its own served as an accompaniment to a traditional celebratory feast. Drink now or cellar for the future.

Cape Horn Vineyard Sparkling Durif Shiraz 2015
Cape Horn Vineyard Sparkling Durif Shiraz 2015

Unwooded Chardonnay / 2016

A rich fruit driven style made for easy drinking with delicious stone fruit and nutty flavours.

Cape Horn Vineyard 2016 Unwooded Chardonnay
Cape Horn Vineyard 2016 Unwooded Chardonnay

Primitivo / 2015

Italian grape variety made in the south of Italy. Very big, mighty red with layers of fresh red fruit character and a punchy palate that lives in your mouth for hours.

Cape Horn Vineyard 2015 Primitivo
Cape Horn Vineyard 2015 Primitivo

Shiraz / 2013

A fresh and vibrant wine displaying spicy blackcurrant and red cherry varietal character. Subtle American oak integration gives the wine a well-rounded and medium bodied palate.

Cape Horn Vineyard 2013 Shiraz
Cape Horn Vineyard 2013 Shiraz

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