Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillion 2018 (6 x 750mL), Margaret River.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $26

$21.99 per Bottle
$131.94 per pack

Overview

Cape Mentelle takes a non-interventionist approach towards this classic Margaret River blend of sauvignon blanc and semillon, with the aim to preserve as much fruit intensity and regional character as possible. The style accentuates the fresh fruit characters of both varieties with the added complexity and palate weight offered through a small component of barrel fermentation.

Region:
WA - Margaret River
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Rating 94 - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion Published 01 March 2019

The wine has complex aromas and flavours, so much so that you might wonder whether if a small percentage was barrel fermented, until the clarity of the mouthfeel disposes of that idea. Two rivulets of flavour run happily along the palate, one with lemon citrus flavours, the other with green apple and gooseberry, tied together by crunchy acidity on the finish.

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

A brilliant light hay with green edges.

Aroma

Fresh green lime, lemon sorbet, crisp cucumber aromas with hints of fresh cut lemongrass, pink peppercorn and wisteria blossom. A subtle saline character reminiscent of celery salt and sea spray entwines with pink grapefruit and tarragon notes.

Palate

The palate characteristics burst forth with lemon and lime creating a compelling, zesty liveliness. In the mouth, the wine is medium in length displaying passionfruit, green apple skin and nectarine, with a creaminess that balances the mineral focused backbone, giving a lively lemon gelato richness. Hints of iodine and norfolk pine needle invoke the nearby coastal origin of this wine.

Blend

sauvignon blanc 53%, semillon 47%.

Cellaring

Ready for enjoyment in its youth, this wine can also be enjoyed for up to 5 years after the vintage.

The winemakers recommend that the freshness of the wine is accentuated by chili tempura prawns atop a green mango salad, scallop cerviche with lime aioli drizzle or lightly fried greek haloumi cheese nestled on a summer green salad.

Vintage
2018
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

Winery Profile

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Cape Mentelle is a founding winery of Margaret River, established in 1970. One of the most remote wine regions in the world located in the south west corner of Australia, its natural beauty with spectacular coastlines captivates visitors. Here the maritime influence of the Indian Ocean ensures even temperatures, providing consistently excellent vintage conditions.

Cape Mentelle pioneered many of the region’s renowned wine styles and today is a benchmark for the quality of the region’s wines. Accolades including consecutive wins of Australia’s most prestigious wine trophy with the iconic Cabernet Sauvignon in 1983 and 1984, helped put Margaret River on the international wine map.

Building on the winery’s tradition of pioneering spirit and uncompromising commitment to excellence, an innovative young team is taking up the challenge to be simply the best.

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