There's an artful elegance,

layered depth and precise focus

about Cape Mentelle's wine”

Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2015
 

QUALITY, DEPTH & BREADTH

QUALITY, DEPTH & BREADTH
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As one of the pioneers of the Margaret River region Cape Mentelle has played a leading role in defining many of its benchmark styles.

 

 

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Cape Mentelle has a rich history of exceptional quality and consistency with Cabernet Sauvignon from a pioneering producer in Margaret River in the early 1970's to a benchmark winery today. An exceptional terroir wine, always representative of the vintage conditions, with a strong regional identity and the structure and fruit intensity to improve with extended cellaring.    

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Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Presumed to have originated in the Balkans, Zinfandel was introduced to the estate vineyard from California in 1974. Zinfandel is a particularly demanding variety to manage in the vineyard where it is unruly and prone to catching diseases. But the rewards are reaped in the cellar where we honor this northern American heritage with traditional long maceration techniques and spicy oak to produce this uniquely rich and generous wine that has been a favourite of Cape Mentelle followers for years.

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Zinfandel 2015

Cape Mentelle Shiraz draws inspiration from the techniques and wines of France's Northern Rhône Valley. The fruit is destemmed, berry sorted, cold soaked and traditionally fermented. Maturation in small barriques is aimed at retaining the refined fruit and floral characters of the variety along with the more savoury, spicy elements derived from our vineyards in Margaret River.

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Shiraz 2014

From select vintages, our Cape Mentelle Wallcliffe red blend showcases the exceptional affinity of our terroirs with the classic grape varieties. We look to produce a true celebration of each vintage and present the best possible parcels from each vintage year. Explore our diverse and surprising Margaret River terroir with Cape Mentelle Wallcliffe red blend.

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Wallcliffe Cabernet, Cabernet Franc 2014

The Cabernet Merlot blend takes inspiration from the classic red wines of Bordeaux. Cape Mentelle has developed an international reputation for outstanding Bordeaux varietal and blended wines which are perfectly suited to the climate and soils of Margaret River. This blend seeks to capture the depth and structure of cabernet with the dark fruit and plush flavours of merlot, which when blended create a well- rounded, full and rich style.

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Cabernet Merlot Trinders 2014

This Cape Mentelle chardonnay style draws inspiration from the most traditional Burgundian methods to produce a wine displaying aromatic complexity and a fine, textured palate with a long, rich finish. Our chardonnay is made to go from aperitif to cheeseboard and is perfect for cellar ageing.

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Chardonnay 2016

Drawing inspiration from great Australian semillon, Cape Mentelle aims to honour this heritage with a rich and complex wine showcasing the intensity, focus and uniqueness of this often under-appreciated variety. Semillon performs exceptionally well in Margaret River and is a standout white variety that is typically blended with sauvignon to make the region’s signature sauvignon blanc semillon and semillon sauvignon blanc wines.

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Semillon 2016

The Wallcliffe Sauvignon Blanc Semillon is a timeless classic blend taking inspiration from the great white Bordeaux. In Margaret River, both varieties find a rare and complementary expression: while the Sauvignon is intensely fruity but also focused and mineral, the Semillon is generous and textural. The winemaking approach relies on the selection of our most exceptional fruit and is mostly hands-off to showcase the terroir and the vintage expression, supported by our most respectful choice of French oak.

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Wallcliffe Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2014

Cape Mentelle takes a minimal approach towards this classic Margaret River blend. The aim is to preserve as much fruit intensity and regional character as possible, whilst providing a full flavoured distinctive white wine. The style accentuates the fresh fruit characters of both varieties with the added complexity and palate weight offered by a small portion of barrel fermentation.

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Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016
 
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