Cape Mentelle’s success was the result of a family’s labour of love and one man’s unfaltering belief that Australian wines belonged amongst the greatest of the world. Thanks to their determination and the award of prestigious wine trophies in the Estate’s early years, Cape Mentelle and its founder, David Hohnen, contributed significantly to putting Margaret River on the global map and establishing the region’s reputation in fine winemaking. Driven by a strong ethos of exploration, the team continues to strive to uncover new expressions of the terroir through variety exploration and bespoke techniques. Following the principles of precision viticulture, the Estate defines micro-sections within the vineyards and performs micro-vinification in the winery. Cape Mentelle nurtures its terroir and takes a hands-on approach in the management of the vineyards, carefully caring for each vine in order to produce the most refined and thought-provoking wines possible. Cape Mentelle is the first winery in Western Australia to be accredited under the Sustainable Australia Winegrowing Program. Our team today keeps alive the same curiosity and ethos of exploration of our founder. We are obsessed with giving the fruit the best chance to express itself freely and we do so through research and trials. The team doesn’t make any compromises on the quality or level of personal involvement required to reach our goals. We’re proud of our Aussie roots and we’re dedicated to making serious wines without ever taking ourselves too seriously!
A brilliant light hay with green edges. The bouquet shows fresh green lime, lemon sorbet, crisp cucumber aromas with hints of fresh cut lemongrass, pink peppercorn and wisteria blossom. A subtle saline character reminiscent of celery salt and sea spray entwines with pink grapefruit and tarragon notes. The palate characteristics burst forth with lemon juice and lime zest creating a compelling liveliness, it displays yellow peach, watermelon skin and nectarine with a creaminess that balances the mineral focused backbone, giving a lively lemon sorbet richness. Hints of Muscat flower and cypress pine sap invoke the nearby coastal origin of this wine on the crisp finish.