"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
In the quest to showcase the best of each Margaret River vintage we often come across exceptional parcels of fruit that are so individual, arresting and complete that they demand their own exclusive bottling.
In 2015 the Cape Mentelle Trinders Vineyard-block 5, located behind the vineyard shed, bore fruit so intense and reminiscent of the finest Christmas ‘treats’, that it had to be set aside from any blending. After 18 months of barrel maturation the winemaking team was excited to bottle just 200 cases of this unfiltered batch.
Hand-picked from Block 5 of the Trinders Vineyard, destemmed, lightly crushed, 50 days on skins after fermentation, matured for 20 months in 80% French and 20% American oak. Exceptional attention to detail manifested by the very expensive X-ray optical scanning of every berry passing by on a moving belt, and the simultaneous removal of imperfect berries by a tiny jet of air. The wine has remarkable elegance, purity and energy.