Hand-picked bunches were elevated into our membrane press and the resulting freerun juice was left to settle overnight. The following day the juice was racked into Burgundian coopered French oak barriques, of which approximately one third were new. Fermentation proceeded by both natural and selected yeast strains. The wine matured in barrel for nine months, during which battonage and topping was carried out weekly. Batches were individually assessed and those meeting the requisite standard were blended in October and bottled in November 2013, after stabilisation in tank.
The palate is full and rich with flavors reminiscent of bread crust, sticky fig pudding, candied nectarine and granny smith crisps. Notes of almond, pecan and creamy, savoury oak frame the lond finish.
Varietal : chardonnay,
Brand name : Cape Mentelle Chardonnay 2014,
Liquor style : white wine,
Country : Australia,
Region : Margaret River wineries,
State : Western Australia,
Varieties : chardonnay,
Wine Guide 2016
Another mighty good chardonnay showing the continued evolution of the style. Beautifully complex aromas of grapefruit and subtle mealy grapefruit with a trace of lightly roasted cashew. A slight hint of spicy lime characters add another layer of interest. The palate is controlled and refined with great length. Finishes with a lick of minerally acidity. CELLAR 7 years