There's an artful elegance,
layered depth and precise focus
about Cape Mentelle's wine”
Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2015
The vibrant and aromatic blend produces a fresh, distinctive wine that accentuates the unique character of both varieties. Meticulous winemaking preserves the remarkable intensity of fruit flavour and provides the structure, weight and texture that characterise the Cape Mentelle style.
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.
Definitive Margaret River SBS of laser-like precision, sensational restraint and beautifully defined acidity. An elegant and fragrant bouquet of lemon blossom glides into a taut, honed palate that zones in on lime zest, crunchy granny smith apples and electric acidity. One-tenth fermented in barrels does nothing to interrupt its purity, but builds drive and longevity. Line and length carry with unwavering determination. Its street price makes this one of the best value sauvignons on the shelves right now.
Positively bursting with tropical fruit aromas. passionfruit and citrusy gooseberry and light grass make for a wonderfully interesting opening on the nose. The palate is so pure and fresh, with delightful flavours that lift effortlessly to a long, crisp finish. The quintessential Margaret River SBS
Quartz-white; 54/46% blend of 40 individually vinified parcels of wine; the bouquet is particularly expressive, with flowery, scented aromas, the palate with an almost pinot noir-like peacock's tail expansion on the finish, and the aftertaste with a gamut of citrus and tropical flavours. To 2014.
A typical regional blend of excellent shape and freshness. Heady, floral and lightly herbal aromas of gooseberries, passionfruit, lychees and melon reveal suggestions of cassis. Long and juicy, with a fine chalkiness beneath its pure, brightly lit fruit, it finishes with fine balance and racy acidity.Download all reviews for this vintage as PDF