Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2004

Bordeaux White Blends from Margaret River, Australia

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Item No. 81427
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • ST90
  • W&S90
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Winemaker's Notes

"Medium straw. Brisk, fresh aromas of citrus, hay and lemon thyme. Firm and tight, with juicy citrus and honeydew flavors and suggestions of fresh herbs. Finishes incisive and long, with a bright lemon character and a suave, supple texture. This is a 50/50 blend but shows much more zesty sauvignon than waxy semillon character today."
-IWC

A fresh zippy wine with the characteristic lemon and limey aromas of semillon infused with the nettle and gooseberry of sauvignon, underpinned with just the faintest suggestion of vanillin oak. The palate has perfect balance, full and textural, yet finishing with mouth cleansing acidity that carries the citrus and herb flavours all the way.

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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,...

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Learn About Margaret River

Located in the southwest area of Western Australia, the country's largest state, Margaret River wine growing region is on a peninsula jutting out into the Indian Ocean. The climate is reminiscent of Bordeaux in some ways, leading many winemakers to plant grapes of that nature, such as Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Other varieties that have found results are Chardonnay & Riesling.

Learn About Bordeaux White Blends

Bordeaux White Blend
There's white wine in Bordeaux, too! Typically made from Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and bits of Muscadelle, white Bordeaux can be a fully dry table wine or, as in Sauternes, a deliciously sweet dessert wine. In other areas of the world, a Bordeaux blend consists primarily of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, either of which may be the predominant variety. Bordeaux blends can vary in style, but most have good acidity and often a mineral overtone.

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