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