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View details Cape Mentelle Zinfandel 2012
$ 44.99 Cape Mentelle Zinfandel 2012
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Zinfandel / Margaret River / WesternAustralia
Zinfandel is a particularly challenging variety to manage in the vineyard and winery. Introduced to Cape Mentelle via cuttings from California, vines were planted in 1974 to a ridge of free draining lateritic gravel on an east west orientation to minimise the affects of strong westerly sea breezes. This capricious, low density bush vine site requires fastidious attention to detail. A rich, hedonistically dimensional effort makes all the hard work worthwhile and as such has developed something of a cult following among enthusiasts of bold red wines.
View details Cape Mentelle Wallcliffe Sauvignon Semillon
$ 42.99 Cape Mentelle Wallcliffe Sauvignon Semillon
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SauvBlanc Semillon / Margaret / WesternAustralia
Wallcliffe is a tiny production wine from a unique parcel of soil in the middle of the Margaret River region. The wine represents the vagaries of climate, individuality of site, the complimentary characters of the two varieties and a restrained yet evocative winemaking approach. Wallcliffe is crafted to evolve and to develop different characters and complexity. Treat Wallcliffe to scallops or sticky belly of pork.
View details Cape Mentelle Trinders Cabernet Merlot
$ 25.99 Cape Mentelle Trinders Cabernet Merlot
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CabernetSauv Merlot CabernetFranc PetitVerdot / Margaret River / WesternAustralia
The topical cepage of Cabernet and Merlot enhanced by the inclusion of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The majority of fruit is harvested from the elite Estate and Kyella, Chapman Brook and Crossroads vineyards. Smaller amounts come from a number of long term growers located within the eminent Wallcliffe and Karridale sub districts. Trinders seeks to capture the charm of the noble Bordeaux varietal mix, grown to the salubrious microclimes along Margaret River, to craft enduring, muscular wines in a fully approachable, modern styling.
View details Cape Mentelle Shiraz 2008
$ 32.99 Cape Mentelle Shiraz 2008
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Shiraz / Margaret River / WesternAustralia
Cape Mentelle draws inspiration from the tasty red styles of Vallée du Rhône. Fruit is treated to an old world style of vinification, aimed at retaining all the well defined Margaret River fruit characters, along with the more savoury, spicy elements of the vineyard. Growing season 2008 was quickly recognized by industry pundits as a great vintage year, yielding red wines of excellent tannin structure and exquisite length. The archetypal Margaret River Shiraz, endowed with alluring bouquets, a dense palate and ripe, gripping tannins.
View details Cape Mentelle Shiraz
$ 34.99 Cape Mentelle Shiraz
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Shiraz / Margaret River / WesternAustralia
An assemblage of Shiraz from the estate Foxcliffe and Kayella vineyards, fashioned into a style which draws inspiration from the timeless classics of la Vallee Rhône. The wine is treated to the most extravagant techniques, a complete destemming, cold soaking, and a traditional vinification. Aged in a mix of large oak vats and small barriques to retain the refined fruit and floral characters along with the more savoury, spicy elements derived from the vineyard. The result is a highly concentrated Shiraz with great richness and depth.
View details Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Semillon
$ 23.99 Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Semillon
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SauvBlanc Semillon / Margaret River / WesternAustralia
Cape Mentelle take a minimalist approach towards this classic Margaret River style of white. The aim is to preserve as much fruit intensity and regional character as possible, whilst achieving a soundly structured, finely balanced wine. Cape Mentelle accentuates the freshness and vitality of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, enriched by the added complexity and bonus palate weight, delivered through a measure of barrel ferments and a term of age, infusing flavours and texture whilst resting on sedimentery lees.
View details Cape Mentelle Marmaduke Shiraz
$ 18.99 Cape Mentelle Marmaduke Shiraz
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Shiraz / Margaret River / WesternAustralia
A superior backbone of estate grown Shiraz from Cape Mentelle’s Crossroads vineyard, to the south of Witchcliffe, is assembled around harvests from a collation of hand chosen Margaret River sites. Marmaduke is a fruit forward, soft and spicy red wine, offering a mouth filling palate of juicy cherry and black berry flavours, pepper and dusty spice, over a support of firm yet hospitable tannins, the distinctive hallmarks of refined yet approachable Margaret River Shiraz.
View details Cape Mentelle Georgiana
$ 17.99 Cape Mentelle Georgiana
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SauvBlanc / Margaret River / WesternAustralia
A universally appealing expression of Margaret River, the immensely popular Georgiana is pure Sauvignon Blanc, fashioned with the emphasis on style, freshness and vitality. Distinctively textural on the palate with bright and revitalizing, crunchy orchard fruit acidity, striking the perfect balance for the consumate summer white. Georgiana loves dining out on piquant Asian cuisine or a fresh Fritto Misto but she's equally content at home with shucked oysters and cheesey melts.
View details Cape Mentelle Chardonnay
$ 37.99 Cape Mentelle Chardonnay
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Chardonnay / Margaret River / WesternAustralia
Margaret River has earned a stellar international reputation for the most statuesque and refined Chardonnay. After decades of the most exacting standards in viticulture, Cape Mentelle is richly endowed with a peerless inventory of the most salubrious sites in the most excellent health, vines which yield harvests of Chardonnay grapes bursting with intense flavours. The Cape Mentelle style draws inspiration from traditional methods to produce a wine displaying aromatic complexity over a finely textured mouthfeel and long, clean finish.
View details Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
$ 79.99 Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
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CabernetSauv / Margaret / WesternAustralia
A pioneer of the Margaret River, Cape Mentelle boasts a rich history of singular Cabernet vintages. A benchmark regional red, the style has evolved over time to become a wine of opulence, regional identity, varietal purity, structure and charm.
View details Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon
$ 79.99 Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon
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CabernetSauv / Margaret River / WesternAustralia
Outstanding Langtons Classification. A national flagship, from fruit grown to the stately Wallcliffe property, one of the most distinguished vineyards in Australia. For over thirty years, the finest blocks of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon have been devotedly husbanded to yield harvests of fruit with remarkable concentration of flavour and polished, elegant tannins. The style has evolved over time, defining an articulate Cabernet wine of pristine varietal virtue, true opulence, intensity of fruit character and personable Margaret River charm.
View details Cape Mentelle Brooks Chardonnay 2010
$ 19.99 Cape Mentelle Brooks Chardonnay 2010
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Chardonnay / Margaret River / WesternAustralia
Brooks takes its name from the Chapman Brook Vineyard, established 1994 in the cooler southern half of Margaret River, a main source of Chardonnay for Cape Mentelle. This idyllic location, when combined with a restrained use of oak, best captures the freshness and vibrancy of Chardonnay, producing an appealing, generously flavoured fruit driven style, expressing pristine varietal characters, great concentration and intensity while exhibiting splendid balance.
Cape Mentelle is situated mid-way between the township of Margaret River and the popular surfing beaches of Prevelly

Its spacious, rammed earth Tasting Cellar offers a comprehensive range of wines for sampling and sale, including special Cellar Door releases normally unavailable through retail outlets. The Cellar looks through to the winery's barrel hall, home to over several hundred oak barriques of quietly maturing cabernet. Professional and friendly staff provide excellent service and are well-informed about all aspects of wine production.

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The winery is surrounded by landscaped native gardens, in which visitors are welcome to picnic or to just relax and enjoy the busy local birdlife. Private tasting facilities are available for special interest groups at negotiated rates, and light meals can be catered on request.

Margaret River is surrounded on three sides by water - Geographe Bay to the north, the Indian Ocean to the west and the cool Southern Ocean to the south. It comprises the rolling hills of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, which extends 90km south to north between Capes Leeuwin and Naturaliste and runs only 27km east to west.

The majority of the vineyards have been established in undulating country surrounding the major water courses that flow west to the Indian Ocean; the Boodjidup Brook, Margaret River and Willyabrup Brook. Most vineyards are within 3 - 7km off the coast at elevations between 150 and 200 metres.

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The climate is categorised as 'west coast mediterranean', the prime features being mild to wet winters and warm to hot, dry summers. Annual rainfall is 1190mm but the total for the summer months of December, January and February is only 48mm. Heat summation in degree days (C) is 1597 compared to Bordeaux's rating of 1463.

The Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge rises from an ancient granite landmass 2000 million years old. The ridge, once an island off the mainland, is now joined by a low mineral-rich area known as the 'sunklands'. The soils are mostly formed in situ as a result of long periods of weathering. The maritime location, and the mild temperature of the Leeuwin current flowing along the coast, ensure an absence of both frost and extremes of summer and winter temperatures. Humidity is relatively high, providing an excellent growing environment. In winter and spring, intense southerly low pressure systems can generate gale force winds which, in some years, will damage young vine shoots and flowers.

Granite decomposes to form iron-rich clay, which precipitates to the surface forming laterite gravel loams, the best vine growing soils in the region. Due to their great age and constant leaching, these soils are relatively low in organic matter and essential elements and require careful management to sustain good vine vigour.

"Since the advent of Dr Tony Jordan as Australasian CEO there has been a concerted and successful campaign. The Chardonnay and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc are among Australia's best, the potent Shiraz usually superb, and the berry/spicy Zinfandel makes one wonder why this grape is not as widespread in Australia as it is in California!" -James Halliday

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