Margaret River has established an international reputation for high quality Chardonnay. The Cape Mentelle
style draws inspiration from traditional methods to produce a wine displaying aromatic complexity and a
fine, textured palate with a long, clean finish.
Appearance: Pale straw.
Nose: Zesty lemon and grapefruit aromas with lifted floral notes, underpinned by struck flint
and ground almonds.
Palate: White peach, fresh figs and pear flavors are supported by a textured, mealy palate.
Subtle oak combines with the fruit to produce savory complexity. The finish is long
and clean with great intensity and vibrant, minerally acidity.
Food pairings: Roasted spatchcock with wild herbs and pine nut stuffing, on a bed of honey roasted
parsnips and pears, served with steamed broccolini.
"Super-fragrant citrus-tinged melon and stone fruit; a long, clear and vibrant palate, with barrel ferment nuances adding texture and complexity; balanced finish; trophy, WA Wine Show '07. Screwcap."
Australian Wine Companion
"Classically styled aromas of butter, oatmeal, cedar and citrus fruits. Crisp acidity is in harmony with the medium+ body of generous lemon pie and cream flavours. Silky texture, long, layered finish. Drink now to 2014. Tasted February 2009."
The Wine Advocate
"Bright and tangy, this is appealing for its array of pear, quince and mineral flavors. Leaner and less opulent than other Margaret River Chardonnays, but tight and compact. A lively companion for seafood dishes. Drink now through 2012. 1,400 cases imported. "
"A nicely balanced Chardonnay, marrying subtle buttered apple notes with bolder notes of toasted hazelnut and white peaches. It’s got a silky texture and plenty of intensity on the fresh, citrusy finish. Drink now–2012."
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