Cape Mentelle Shiraz 2017
Inspiration for this shiraz comes from the most traditional of techniques. This is to highlight the ideal temperate, maritime climate for the classic Australian varietal. The fruit for the Cape Mentelle Shiraz 2017 is partially destemmed, sorted, cold soaked, and then fermented.
The resulting wine is a deep, dark magenta colour with garnet on the edges. The nose has aromas which are both floral and spicy. A beautiful combination of black cherry, lavender, violets, with intense smoked peppercorns. There are slight hints og cocoa nibs and cardamom blended with original spices and leather. The palate is juicy and rich with flavours of ripe back forest berries and satsuma plum atop cured charcuterie and smoked pink peppercorn. The tannins are chewy, yet silky with great texture and detail.
Enjoy this wine or cellar for up to 10 years from vintage date.
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Shiraz 95%, Grenache 3%, Viognier 2%
Country - Australia
Region - Margaret River, Western Australia
Vintage - 2017
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 14.3%