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CAPE MENTELLE Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River 2014

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CAPE MENTELLE Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River 2014

The classic ageworthy Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon, with its beautiful fragrance, purity of fruit, structure and vitality, has played a significant part in shaping Margaret River’s premium wine image. Intense red and blackcurrant characters, fragrant violet, dried herb notes and fine sinewy tannins are hallmarks of the style. Further fruit complexity and richness develops with age. It is is now a 100% single vineyard wine. Vinification is gentle with each batch gently basket pressed into 40 to 50% new and one year-old French oak for a maturation period of around 16-18 months.
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The classic ageworthy Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon, with its beautiful fragrance, purity of fruit, structure and vitality, has played a significant part in shaping Margaret River’s premium wine image. Intense red and blackcurrant characters, fragrant violet, dried herb notes and fine sinewy tannins are hallmarks of the style. Further fruit complexity and richness develops with age. It is is now a 100% single vineyard wine. Vinification is gentle with each batch gently basket pressed into 40 to 50% new and one year-old French oak for a maturation period of around 16-18 months.
  • Style: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Region: Margaret River
  • Code: CMCS
  • Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Country: Australia

Region Margaret River

Margaret River Located three hours south of Perth, Margaret River is Western Australia’s most prestigious wine-growing region. Serious vineyard development began only in the late 1960’s following the publication of a report by John Gladstones in 1965 stating that the area had a similar climate to Pomerol or St Emilion, with low frost risk, plenty of sunshine and equable temperatures within the growing season promoting even ripening. Margaret River’s climate is warm and maritime, with some cooling influence provided by southeast trade winds. The soils derive from granitic and a gneissic rock over which laterite has formed. The region can be divided in three sub-regions: the cooler south between Yallingup and Karridale with predominantly lateritic gravelly loamy sands and sandy loams; the warm and sunnier Willyabrup in the centre with predominantly gravelly loams, but some gritty sandy loams and granitic gravels; and Margaret River in the north with similar soils, but slightly cooler tem

Margaret River

Located three hours south of Perth, Margaret River is Western Australia’s most prestigious wine-growing region. Serious vineyard development began only in the late 1960’s following the publication of a report by John Gladstones in 1965 stating that the area had a similar climate to Pomerol or St Emilion, with low frost risk, plenty of sunshine and equable temperatures within the growing season promoting even ripening. Margaret River’s climate is warm and maritime, with some cooling influence provided by southeast trade winds. The soils derive from granitic and a gneissic rock over which laterite has formed. The region can be divided in three sub-regions: the cooler south between Yallingup and Karridale with predominantly lateritic gravelly loamy sands and sandy loams; the warm and sunnier Willyabrup in the centre with predominantly gravelly loams, but some gritty sandy loams and granitic gravels; and Margaret River in the north with similar soils, but slightly cooler temperatures. This is entirely consistent with style; the wines from Willyabrup being more generous than the highly structured wines of the north and the elegant styles of the south. Margaret River is best known for high quality Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blends and top notch Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blends. Over the years, the region has established an astonishing reputation illustrating a consistency in quality and a strongly focused winemaking culture.

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Winery CAPE MENTELLE

Cape Mentelle winery and original vineyard lie between the town of Margaret River and the Cape from which it takes its name. The original plantings date from 1970. Now owned by LMVH, Cape Mentelle has expanded his vineyard holdings owning 150 ha of vineyards across Margaret River. Some fruit is also purchased from contract growers. Cape Mentelle is best known for their Cabernet Sauvignon, but also produces a compelling range of premium wines including Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Zinfandel. The winery is accredited under the Winemakers Federation of Australia’s Entwine program for vineyards that operate using sustainable viticultural principles and practices.
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