Cape Mentelle - Sauvignon Semillon 2011-13 75cl Bottle


Cape Mentelle - Sauvignon Semillon 2011-13
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75cl Bottle
Available 16th Jan 2015

Heady aromas of passionfruit, orange blossom, ripe lemons and notes of tarragon mingle with a waft of vanilla derived from barrel fermentation. The palate is creamy and textural, with vibrant, flamboyant citrus flavours that finish crisp and clean, with great length and focus.

Half of the grapes are sourced from estate vineyards and the other half from contract growers in the Margaret River region. Gravel laterite soils predominate in most of the best vineyards with some sandy loam soils in others. A range of canopy management strategies are employed, all with the objective of maximising sunlight into the fruiting zone. The most favoured technique is vertical shoot positioning with leaf removal which improves sunlight exposure, enhancing flavour development and providing a balanced leaf to fruit ratio for even ripening. Irrigation is used judiciously to maintain balanced vine growth and a steady rate of ripening.

Grape: 53% Sauvignon, 47% Semillon.

Category(s):     White Wine

Producer: Cape Mentelle   -
ABV:   14.9%
Appellation:   Margaret River
Brand:   Cape Mentelle
Country of Origin:   Australia
Food Match:   Lobster & Shellfish
Food Match:   Soft Cheeses
Grape Type:   Semillon & Sauvignon
Region:   Western Australia
Vintage:   2011-13


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Producer Information

Cape Mentelle Vineyards, established by David and Mark Hohnen and now part of the Moet Hennessy Wine Estates, is a specialist producer of premium wines in Margaret River in the south west 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 tonnes 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 1700's.
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 recognisable estate wine style.

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