Cape Mentelle Shiraz draws inspiration from the techniques and wines of the Northern Rhône Valley in France. The fruit is destemmed, berry sorted, cold soaked and traditionally fermented. Maturation in both large oak vats and small barriques is aimed at retaining the refined fruit, floral and spice characters of the variety.
A powerful and elegant shiraz exuding aromas of blueberry and violets with a long, silky palate carrying flavours of ripe plum and spice. Traditional winemaking techniques including gentle basket pressing and maturation in French oak enhance the inherent intensity and character of this wine.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
Bright colour; a neatly presented portrait of southern Margaret River shiraz, with its cool grown red berry fruit flavours given well measured support from tannins and oak. Rating 91 - Drink by 2018 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014
Winery Tasting Notes
Inky with purple hues.
Complex and vibrant brambly blueberry, red currants, all spice, schezuan pepper and a touch of fruit.
Plush and rich with juicy bright fruits of plums, and mulberry complemented by hints of spice. The full flavoured palate is richly textured balanced by a long fine and spicy finish.
Aniseed tea smoked duck breast, hoi sin sauce with wild rice and Asian greens.