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.
This has lots of exotic fruit with dried mango, grapefruit and pomelo character. Full body, vinous and flavorful. Fruit forward. Lively. Drink now.
"Cool/wet year in Margaret River but it hasn’t hurt this aromatic white blend one iota.
Mark this down as a ‘buy’. It’s buoyant with fruit flavour, slings admirably through the finish, has body, has texture, and while entirely fruit-driven it avoids coming across as simple via its edges of thistle-like flavour. It’s a beauty."
This sauvignon blanc-dominant blend packs is plenty with a deep and robust palate really punching out loads of character and flavour intensity. Tropical fruit is fully ripe with just a hint of grassiness edginess on the finish. Crisp acid sustains the finish.
Grassy, fresh herb, lemongrass aromas, simple and clean, fresh and well-made. It's quite light, refreshing and intense, with springwater delicacy as well as intensity that lasts long. The acidity is refreshing. A straightforward but very good straight-style sauvignon blend. Drink 2017-2022