94 Point Australian Wine Companion - "A 58/42% blend machine harvested at night; most cold-fermented in stainless steel, with 7% of the blend fermented in new and used French barriques; both components given 4 months lees contact. There is an array of citrus and tropical fruit aromas and flavors, but it is the electricity of the intense palate that is the defining feature of the wine."
Pale straw with green hues. Aromas of white melon, lime, grapefruit, honeysuckle, blackcurrant and a hint of chalk dust. Juicy clean and fresh with talcy pithy structure balancing the rich fruit flavors of limes, passionfruit and lychee. The texture is creamy and the finish bright, intense, long and elegant.
Cape Mentelle Vineyards is a specialist producer of premium wines in Margaret River in the southwest corner of Western Australia. One of the country's finest wine regions, Margaret River enjoys a maritime location, with the added advantage of a long, dry growing season. Cape Mentelle was one of the first vineyards established in the Margaret River region. First planted in 1970, there are today over 180 hectares under vine and the winery, constructed in 1977, crushes about 1,500 tons of fruit from estate vineyards and contract grown fruit sourced from within the region. Primary plantings are of Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc with smaller amounts of Shiraz, Zinfandel, Merlot and Chardonnay.