Sauvignon Blanc 79%, Semillon 21%Region:
Cape Mentelle takes a non-interventionist approach towards this classic Margaret River blend allowing the region and varieties to speak with loud, clear voices, aiming to preserve fruit intensity and purity.
This wine exudes fresh green lime juice, white nectarine and Granny Smith apple skin, overlaid with crisp cucumber aromas with hints of fresh cut lemongrass, passionfruit and Meyer lemon peel.
A subtle sea salt character persists over a seam of mineral wet granite to give a lifted freshness to this complex nose.
The bright palate bursts forth with fresh citrus, tropical and floral notes of lime juice, grapefruit, green pawpaw, jasmine and fresh wild flowers.
This wine has sinewy energy, displaying a fine line of acidity that carries the freshness and minerality to the end of the lithe palate.
Elegant yet textural, there is great tension in the wine, which has a lifted floral white tea note on its finish.
Taut, ripe and still with a steely backbone of mineral acid that courses over the palate. 2020 was warm and early , but by all accounts, brilliant. Certainly the majority of releases feel just as this does: very concentrated and on track. Juniper, red apple, brine, crushed shell, green peppercorn and wisps of jasmine tea and camomile flower.