Cape Mentelle Chardonnay 2017
Margaret River’s international reputation for exceptional Chardonnay is no better represented than by Cape Mentelle. This style is inspired by traditional methods resulting in aromatic complexity, a finely textured palate and long, clean finish.
The intense nose opens with ripe citrus, white peaches and pineapple, leaving way for toasted nuts, wisteria, muscat and very savoury undertones. The textural, almost oily palate is fresh but already rich and enveloped with warm charred oak and brioche notes on the finish.
How to enjoy
More Information Food Pairing Seafood canapés like Thai crab cakes Serving Temp 7 - 14 degrees Standard Drinks 8.6 Alcohol Volume % 14.5 Variety Chardonnay Region Margaret River Vintage 2017 Country Australia Closure Screw Cap Size 750ml Brand Cape Mentelle
- A Chardonnay with potential to age up to 15-20 years
- 97 points, James Halliday (vintage 2016)
- "Cape Mentelle is firing on all cylinders..." - James Halliday
James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au
Vintage 2017 - “Predominantly from the estate vineyard, hand-picked, whole bunch-pressed, barrel-fermented in French barriques (one-third new), part wild, part cultured, yeast-fermented, matured for 9 months with weekly battonage. Gleaming straw-green; a super-elegant, yet extremely complex, wine, with pink grapefruit to the fore, balanced in both texture and flavour by buttery brioche.”