At Cape Mentelle we draw inspiration from the great wines of the world. This is reflected in the techniques employed in our vineyards as we aim to produce wines that capture a unique sense of place in every bottle. These characteristics are defined by our pristine coastal location, unique soils and 40 years of viticultural history. Our philosophy extends beyond the glass as we endeavour to create a legacy of sustainability and longevity. Constantly improving the potential of our vineyards and local environments, we pave the way for the next generation to continue the pursuit of crafting Australia’s definitive wine styles and while doing so we are preserving and building on what is uniquely Cape Mentelle.
Nose: Perfumed violets and black currant, plum skin, Dutch cacao and rosemary. Palate: Medium to full bodied with sweet ripe fruits of mulberry, plums and currants. The structure is fine with grapey soft tannins providing great length and intensity of flavour balanced by a subtle mix of roasted spices.
Pairs well with American style slow cooked and smoked beef ribs with coleslaw and pickled vegetables.