Cape MentelleSauvignon Blanc - Semillon 2021Product code: 11719
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Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc - Semillon wine is a sublime and refreshing white wine hailing from the renowned Margaret River region in Western Australia. This elegant and crisp blend harmoniously combines the vibrant characteristics of Sauvignon Blanc with the textural richness of Semillon grapes. The nose is delightfully aromatic with notes of freshly squeezed citrus fruits, tropical aromas, and hints of herbs. On the palate, the wine displays a perfect balance of zesty acidity and luscious fruit flavors, ranging from tangy lemon and lime to juicy passion fruit. Cape Mentelle's Sauvignon Blanc - Semillon is a highly versatile wine, whether enjoyed as an aperitif or paired with seafood, grilled vegetables, or light poultry dishes. Its lively personality and alluring flavors make it a fantastic choice for an alfresco summer gathering or any occasion that calls for a stylish, yet approachable white wine.
APPEARANCE - A bright pale straw colour with brilliant green edges. NOSE - This wine displays aromas of green apple skin, lifted orange blossom and green papaya, with hints of passionfruit, white peach and nectarine. There are notes of rose petal and honeysuckle, with subtle honeydew melon and grapefruit elements. PALATE - On the palate intense flavours of ripe apple, juicy lemon, and lemon curd tart provide good weight and length with a creamy texture showing ample width. This well-framed wine displays hints of ginger and honey, plus honeydew melon notes with a green line of refreshing acidity running the length of the palate.
About the Winery
The winery gets its name from a nearby Cape that was given that title by the French "Baudin Expedition," which mapped Western Australia's coast in 1801. The Cape was given the names of two prominent French scientists who resided in Paris in the early 1700s: geographer Edmund with his brother Francois-Simon Mentelle. In 1970, David Hohnen, a pioneer in the wine business, and his brothers Mark and Giles founded Cape Mentelle Vineyards. Merely 16 hectares of grapes were cultivated on what today is known as the "Wallcliffe Vineyard" when their incredible Cape Mentelle journey began. Red wines were initially the main focus, including a brazen Shiraz. The establishment of Cape Mentelle's sister winery, known as Cloudy Bay, by David Hohnen in 1985 marked a turning point for the development of white wines.
The renowned Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon is proof positive that the fundamental viticultural concepts of soil, place, and varieties have produced consistency and quality beyond all expectations. Inside the Wallcliffe Vineyard, picking and pruning are done by hand in order to guarantee the continuous production of these delicate wines that have come to be associated with Cape Mentelle. Wallcliffe has vines of the following varieties: Semillon, sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon, zinfandel, and shiraz. As the vineyard has grown, these grapes have served as the foundation for new blocks. The location benefits from abundant water and traditional deep gravelly soils. It is shielded by nearby vegetation and warmed by a gentle southwest wind.
A team-wide admiration of the land and a strong dedication to sustainability guides every choice and action at Cape Mentelle. This dedication manifests itself in several ways. Since 2020, no herbicides are allowed to be used in vines. Additionally, they depend on compost to replace the nutrients in their soil. Apart from that, they have solar panels installed to cut down on their energy usage, which supplies a minimum of 8% of their power needs. Cape Mentelle also participates in the Australian Packaging Covenant (APCO), which establishes an annual work plan to guarantee that its packaging keeps getting better from a sustainable perspective.