Cape Mentelle Takes A Non-Interventionist Approach Towards This Classic Margaret River Blend Allowing The Region And Varieties To Speak With Loud, Clear Voices, Aiming To Preserve Fruit Intensity And Purity.
The fruit comes from the perfectly suited cooler southern half of the Margaret River region, from our three estate vineyards of Wallcliffe, Crossroads and Chapman Brook. The typical soils of these vineyards are geologically ancient, free draining sandy loams with a high percentage of lateritic gravel. The vines are vertically trained, spur or cane-pruned with canopy manicuring to allow good air flow and dappled sunlight on the bunches. We achieved a great tropical element with some sauvignon blocks ripening a touch more than in the past, while the semillon was picked a little earlier to capture freshness and mineral acidity.
What’s It Like
The bright palate bursts forth with fresh citrus, tropical and floral notes of lime juice, grapefruit, green pawpaw, jasmine and fresh wild flowers. This wine has sinewy energy, displaying a fine line of acidity that carries the freshness and minerality to the end of the lithe palate. Elegant yet textural, there is great tension in the wine, which has a lifted floral white tea note on its finish.
Did You Know
Ready for enjoyment in its youth, this wine can be cellared for up to 5 years.