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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Pale straw with lime green hues. Punchy lifted aromatics of lemon blossom, black currant and papaya with subtle hints of fresh thyme and cordite. Medium to full flavored with a fine texture. Limes, apples, lychee and honeydew melon characterize the fruit flavors which are framed by juicy acidity,... more
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... more
Pale straw with lime hues.
Freshly cut passionfruit, lime rind and wild
blackberry feature with fragrant jasmine and
sweet cinnamon quill.
Delicate yet full, the palate is distinctively
lemon and lime with subtle star anise,
lemongrass and clove. Richness and... more
Pale straw with hints of green. Aromas of zesty lime and pawpaw fruits, fresh snowpeas and fragrant citrus blossom are overlayed with hints of blackcurrant. The foreground features lively lemon and lime zest, with crunchy sugar snap pea and wheat grass. Generous texture and fruit weight is well... more
Cape Mentelle takes a minimalist approach toward this classic Margaret River blend of Sauvignon Blanc
and Semillon. The aim is to preserve as much fruit intensity and regional character as possible, while also
providing a full flavored distinctive white wine. The style accentuates the fresh fruit... more
A product of traditional vinification including fermentation and maturation in French oak, from one of Australia's top Chardonnay regions. Rich fruit, aromatic complexity, a long, balanced palate that finishes with clean acidity. more
A Margaret River classic. Old world elegance is combined with new world fruit to produce uniquely approachable and appealing wine that defines the Margaret River style. more
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.
Inspired by the wines of the Rhone Valley. This is an opulent and complex style with berry, spice and pepper characteristics underlaid with fine tannins. more
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