The ideal partner for any society wedding, Cape Discovery Wines was founded in 2010 through a collaboration between a pioneering Australian and an Indonesian wine company. Within a few short years the company has helped revolutionise how Indonesian society perceives – and enjoys – wine.
When Cape Discovery first explored the idea of producing wines in Indonesia, it came to a clear conclusion: that Indonesia offers very limited scope for traditional viticulture. Therefore, the company decided to take a radically new approach, and bring the best vineyards from around the world to Indonesia.
The journey starts by growing wine grapes and establishing relationships with other growers in various wine regions around the world, such as Australia, France or New Zealand. The company blast-freezes the grapes immediately to capture the quality and integrity of the fruit at the moment it’s harvested. From this point on, Cape Discovery grapes start their journey to the company’s state-of-the-art winery in Northern Bali.
Once thawing has taken place under controlled conditions, the conventional winemaking process begins. The freezing process itself is beneficial. It provides a very soft extraction colour, flavour and texture, but without over-extraction of some less desirable characters. The result is rich, intensely aromatic and naturally rounded wines with excellent varietal character.
The Cape Discovery Wines range includes:
• Cabernet Merlot
This 2013 Cape Discovery Cabernet Sauvignon (55 percent), Merlot (45 percent) blend is produced from 100 percent Margaret River Western Australia grown fruit, open fermented, hand plunged and oak matured with minimal intervention.
This 2012 Cape Discovery Shiraz is produced from 100 percent Margaret River Western Australia gown fruit, open fermented, hand plunged and oak matured with minimal intervention.
• Sauvignon Blanc
Cape Discovery Sauvignon Blanc is produced from 100 percent Margaret River Western Australia grown fruit, hand crafted with minimal intervention, and fermented 100 percent in stainless steel.
Cape Discovery Chardonnay is produced from 100 percent Margaret River Western Australia grown fruit, hand crafted with minimal intervention.
This 2014 Cape Discovery Rose is produced from 100 percent Margaret River Western Australia grown Shiraz, handcrafted with minimal intervention. Skin contacted for just a few hours resulting in this delicately coloured and soft wine.
Cape Discovery Brut Cuveé is produced from 100 percent Margaret River Western Australia gown fruit, handcrafted with minimal intervention in accordance with the “Charmat” Method resulting in this delicious sparkling wine.
Cape Discovery has won medals at prestigious international wine competitions, such as the IWSC (International Wine & Spirits Competition in London, CWSA (China Wine & Spirits Awards) and The Cathay Pacific International Wine and Spirits competition in Hong Kong.