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.
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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, whilst providing a full flavoured distinctive white wine. The style accentuates the fresh fruit characters of both varieties with the... more
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49% Sauvignon Blanc, 49% Semillon and 2% Chardonnay.
Aroma: Heady aromas of lemon blossom, snowpeas and lemon thyme are enhanced by a hint of sweet orange sherbert.
Palate: The full, textured palate displays grilled asparagus, a flamboyant squeeze of citrus and a hint of dried herbs,... more
Densely packed with violets and plum fruit laced with peppery spice. On the palate, a supple and harmonious structure, with complex flavors ranging from sweet fruit to savory spice. more
Appearance: Pale gold in appearance
Aroma: Aromas of nectarines and figs combined with the sweet spice of gingernut biscuits greet the nose.
Palate: The palate opens with rich quince paste and cardamon spiced poached pears. The mid-palate has refined peaches and cream, subtle mealy notes and... more
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... more
Traditional vinification methods, including maturation in French oak barriques, have produced and elegant blend with Merlot adding softness to the firmer Cabernet.
The result is a balanced and mellow red wine, characterized by fine-grained, ripe fruit tannins. This wine can be enjoyed young or... more
Lush ripe plump-prunes; densely packed with loads of fruit laced with spice. Lucious palate, supple and harmonious structure with a complex flavour range from sweet to savoury. more
This is a wine of great intensity with fruit and oak both gloriously magnified. On the nose, the vibrant lemon and fuzzy peach aromas are underpinned by vanillin and nutty oak characters. The creamy, mealy notes of the natural yeast add interest and complexity. The palate is rich and creamy with... more
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... more
Focused, intense aromas of lantana, passionfruit and lemon rind with just a hint of spicy oak, lead into this lively wine. The palate follows with the same clean and refreshing flavours together with a complex structure of great harmony and symmetry. The finish is defined by persistence and length. more
Sweet cherry liqueur, mocha and quality oak with vibrant varietal aromas of pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon. Deliciously ripe fruit, powdery tannins
and the lingering taste of pure shiraz define this wine. more