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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2011
Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2011
(search item no. 113157)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Cape Mentelle takes a minimal approach towards this classic Margaret River blend. The aim is to preserve as much fruit intensity and regional character as possible, while providing a full-flavored distinctive white wine. The style accentuates the fresh fruit characters of both varieties with the added complexity and palate weight offered by a small portion of barrel fermentation.
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About Cape Mentelle:

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.

The winery and original vineyard lie between the town of Margaret River and the Cape from which it takes its name. The original Mentelles were Frenchmen, geographer Edmunde and his cartographer brother Francois-Simon, who lived in Paris in the early 1700s.

Cape Mentelle Vineyards is committed to the concept of true regional styles and will continue to expand its operations to produce quality wines. The company believes that the role of specialist wineries lies in the production of premium wines from varieties best suited to specific regions. Emphasis is placed on individual fruit character and the development of a recognizable estate wine style.