"The wines made here reflect their origins and regionality

and are consistently among the finest from the region.

The cabernet reaches exceptional heights”

Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2017
 

Shiraz

Cape Mentelle's Shiraz takes inspiration from the most traditional techniques in order to highlight our ideal temperate, maritime climate for classic Australian variety.

Vintage Notes
2002
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Type
Red

Shiraz 2015

Shiraz 2015

The fruit is destemmed, berry sorted, cold soaked and traditionally fermented. Maturation in small barriques is aimed at retaining the refined fruit and floral characters of the variety along with the more savoury, spicy elements derived from our vineyards in Margaret River

Appearance
Deep dark purple with violet hues
Nose
Intense nose aromas of dark cherry, sweet spice of cinnamon, cloves and liquorice. The wine has also a savoury character of black pepper and red meat to finish with notes of cigar box and roasted coffee beans
Palate
The intense concentration of flavours reflects aromas of the nose. This hearty wine has powdery and elegant tannins supporting layers of flavours from dark fruits to savoury jus, finishing with cacao and cigar notes
Blend
Shiraz 99.32%, Zinfandel 0.68%
Cellaring
This wine can be enjoyed now or if you have some patience let it rest for a few years. Potential ageing 10-15 years
Food Pairing Notes
Opulence and precision makes this wine the ideal match with a platter of jamon de bellota, blue cheese and fig paste. It will also partner a wild pig roast or smoked pork roast with plum and wine jus perfectly
The Vineyard
The fruit for this wine was sourced from Cape Mentelle’s vineyards in Margaret River ranging in age from 15 to 40 years. The soils are predominantly deep sandy loams with high lateritic gravel content over clay. Shoot and leaf removal techniques were used to ensure good fruit exposure to light and take advantage of the ocean breeze, which flows through the canopy
The Season
After a sunny and mild September 2014, Margaret River experienced a cool spring all the way to year’s end. 2015 brought the driest January on record, on par with 2008 and concluded with some hot days in the mid-thirties during the last week of January. The nights remained cool through summer, especially favouring delicate floral and red fruit flavours. The red harvest was challenging due to sporadic April rain but patience was rewarded as the fruit dried beautifully to show expressive varietal characters
Winemaking
The fruit is destemmed, berry sorted, cold soaked and traditionally fermented. Maturation in small barriques is aimed at retaining the refined fruit and floral characters of the variety along with the more savoury, spicy elements derived from our vineyards in Margaret River
Analysis
14.1% alc., 6.02 g/l total acidity, 3.57 pH
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