There's an artful elegance,

layered depth and precise focus

about Cape Mentelle's wine”

Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2015


‘Marmaduke’ is names after Marmaduke Terry, one of the first settlers of the Margaret River region at the turn of the century. He surveyed vast tracts of the hinterland of Western Australia and farmed with his family at Wallcliffe, on the banks of the Margaret River

Vintage Notes

Marmaduke Shiraz 2014

Marmaduke Shiraz 2014
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Marmaduke is a Shiraz sourced exclusively from Margaret River. The aim is to produce a fruit forward, soft and spicy red wine, which exhibits the regional expression of Margaret River and varietal intensity of shiraz. Rich juicy berries with pepper and spice are the hallmark characteristics of this wine.

Crimson with purple hues.
A vibrant nose full of ripe plums, wild berries and black cherry fruit supported with licorice, cocoa dust and mixed spice notes.
Bright and expressive fruits of mulberry, plums and blueberry with nuances of red licorice, black pepper and a touch of vanilla. A round, savoury and smooth texture that is very approachable.
100% Shiraz
Drink now to 2024.
Food Pairing Notes
Wild boar and puy lentil stew.
The Vineyard
The majority of the Shiraz was grown on Cape Mentelle’s Crossroads vineyard located south of the hamlet of Witchcliffe within the Margaret River appellation. The soils are derived from decomposed granite and consist of a gravelly loam over a deep clay subsoil. All vines are vertically shoot positioned and managed to ensure balanced growth during the season.
The Season
Margaret River experienced amongst the warmest vintage on record and on a par with the very warm 2011 vintage. Warm and dry conditions throughout the harvest allowed for very good ripening in the red varieties. The flavours are bright and fresh with balanced acidity and good fruit intensity. Another great vintage for Margaret River.
Fruit was harvested and berry sorted prior to fermentation in a combination of open and static stainless steel fermenters. The ferments were managed with a combination of plunging and pump overs. All batches were basket pressed and transferred to large oak vats for malolactic fermentation and subsequent maturation including the use of smaller French barriques. Blended and bottled in June 2015.
14 % alcohol, 5.6 g/l total acidity, 3.53 pH.
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