There's an artful elegance,
layered depth and precise focus
about Cape Mentelle's wine”
Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2015
An elegant and complex chardonnay with flavours of grapefruit, lime and gingerbread on a long fine palate with subtle mineral hints. Traditional winemaking techniques including hand picking and barrel fermentation produce a wine of great pedigree with outstanding balance and refinement.
Margaret River has established an international reputation for high quality chardonnay. The Cape Mentelle style draws inspiration from traditional methods to produce a wine displaying aromatic complexity and a fine, textured palate with a long, clean finish.
A juicy and round white with sliced cooked apple, pear, pie crust, and just a hint of crème fraîche. Full body, yet lively and flavorful. Layered and delicious. Exuberant character. Screw cap. Drink now.
A fuller, more powerful iteration of Cape Mentelle Chardonnay. No medal at the last Margaret River wine show. Peach, melon, fig, gingernut biscuits, cashew and toast, with a whisper of struck match and clove. Medium bodied, glycerol and flint push and pull the texture, preserved lemon and biscuits in with the melon, and the finish comes up with lime and grapefruit, and toasted oak spices. This is what you might call a bit more ‘Rolls Royce’ in style for Cape Mentelle, but it certainly hits the spot.
Straightforward ripe peach and nectarine aromas, clean and bright. A little toastiness from char oak and development. The palate is tight, intense, concentrated and very long. A very smart wine.