At Cape Mentelle we draw inspiration from the great wines of the world. This is reflected in the techniques employed in our vineyards as we aim to produce wines that capture a unique sense of place in every bottle. These characteristics are defined by our pristine coastal location, unique soils and 40 years of viticultural history. Our philosophy extends beyond the glass as we endeavour to create a legacy of sustainability and longevity. Constantly improving the potential of our vineyards and local environments, we pave the way for the next generation to continue the pursuit of crafting Australia’s definitive wine styles and while doing so we are preserving and building on what is uniquely Cape Mentelle.
Nose: Perfumed violets and black currant, plum skin, Dutch cacao and rosemary. Palate: Medium to full bodied with sweet ripe fruits of mulberry, plums and currants. The structure is fine with grapey soft tannins providing great length and intensity of flavour balanced by a subtle mix of roasted spices.
Pairs well with American style slow cooked and smoked beef ribs with coleslaw and pickled vegetables.
CASILLERO DEL DIABLO RESERVA
Central valley is recognized around the world for the extraordinary quality of the red wines produced there. The excellent soil conditions plus the optimal climate throughout the year create the perfect terroir for the production of several of Casillero del Diablo’s red varieties.
The color is bright dark and deep purples. Aroma – Subtle aromas of chocolate, dark plums, red berries and spices, with hints of vanilla and smoke. Palate – Medium-bodied, with lovely tannins, velvety texture, rich and a long, pretty finish.
A great match to pasta, risotto, lightly spiced red meats, soft cheeses and Mexican food.
CATENA ALTA MALBEC
Catena Alta Malbec is deep violet in color with indigo highlights. The nose has aromas of ripe red and black berry fruits with notes of violets and lavender and hints of leather and a touch of spices. The wine is full-bodied and rich, with sweet tannins and a smooth structure, offering multiple layers of of blackberries and black currant with hints of liquorice, vanilla, and black pepper. This wine’s lengthy finish shows beautiful minerality with fine tannins and lively acidity.
This Malbec would be absolutely wonderful with a variety of grilled meats but especially with more full-flavored dishes like Barbecued Leg of Lamb or Roasted Baby Goat.
CHATEAU LYNCH BAGES GRAND CRU CLASSE
A very attractive bouquet with crisp blackberry, sous-bois and graphite aromas that are very controlled. The palate is medium-bodied with taut tannins and again, crisp acidity. Firm tannins and a long finish.
Serve with roast meat dishes, stews and mature cheeses.
DOG POINT PINOT NOIR
Dog Point’s Pinot Noir is a head-turner because of the immense reputation they have as a Sauvignon Blanc producer. Their Pinot is not just good – it’s one of the very best in New Zealand, and truly world class. The intensive vineyard work they carry out to produce distinctive Sauvignon Blanc results in fantastically complex Pinot fruit when carried out in clay hillsides of Marlborough. And, in turn, their use of wild yeasts and long aging gives the wine a generosity and integration that provide both easy and intellectual pleasure.
Bright, lifted, red fruit driven with Marlborough’s hallmark spiciness complimented by dried herb, smoky and meaty notes in the background. On the palate, juicy and plush with pure red berry flavors. The wine’s cleansing acidity and fine, soft tannins are evident, characteristic of Marlborough’s clay based Southern Valley soils.
Dominus, with its remarkably complex nose, is an utterly seductive wine. It displays red and black fruits and an ethereal aroma of deep cherry, warm citrus and marzipan. Finely polished tannins on a beautiful, weightless finish are accompanied by great depth and length.
EL GRAN ENEMIGO GUALTALLARY
Winemaking is spread between the Catena family winery in the Uco Valley and Alejandro’s own barrel room in his garden of Chachingo – The Republic – where his young son rides a horse among olive trees and where dogs and chickens share the grounds with the Vigil family and the winery.
El Gran Enemigo SV Gualtallary shows a deep purple color with red highlights. Its aromas are intense and elegant. Cabernet Franc brings sweet spices, black pepper and light notes of eucalyptus and thyme. Malbec brings notes of ripe black fruits, blackberries and black cherries. The oak aging gives a touch of chocolate and vanilla to blend. The taste is complex, sweet impact with structured tannins, and a very long and persistent finish. This wine was made in honor of the old Pomerol style where Cabernet Franc was blended with the other Bordeaux varieties.
This wine is excellent with grilled meats and various cheeses.
EL VINCULO CRIANZA, A. FERNANDEZ
With a great dedication to quality control, Alejandro has made sure the wines he produces at El Vínculo, from the estate’s founding in 1999, are unique gems of D.O. La Mancha, where quantity often overshadows quality.
The 2013 Crianza has savory spice and smoke accents, with notes of plum and violet in the nose. Containing rich notes of ripe plums, toasted wood, fresh tobacco, barbeque spice and vanilla liquor, this wine is earthy and deliciously unique.
FELTON ROAD PINOT NOIR
Dark cherry, rosehip and wafts of perfumed leather lead into notes of omega plum, cinnamon spice, nutmeg and dried thyme on the palate. Seamless tannins are immediately embracing with a richengaging fruitiness coating the finish. A complete and harmonious Pinot Noir that accurately and sensitively epitomises itsfine Bannockburn vineyard origins.
James Suckling – “A wine that really acts like the village wine for Felton Road with a number of vineyards contributing to an overall look and feel of the vintage, and this is full of pleasure. Smells super bright and fragrant with rose-like perfume, mulberries, boysenberries, poached strawberries and cherry compote. A little spice and bracken and some flurries of toasty oak. The palate’s silky and creamy, flowing on velvety tannins, while the acidity holds ripe plum and cherry flavors vibrant and tangy. Drink now. Almost drinks itself!”
Flaccianello combines all the wild and old-world characteristics of the Sangiovese grape with the modern vinification techniques of what may be the top winemaking house in Tuscany today. The vineyards from which this wine takes its name continues to produce a Sangiovese of superior quality year on year. Made with 100% Sangiovese.
Wine Spectator – “Aromas and flavors of violet, black currant, raspberry and spice gain intensity as this red builds to its lengthy conclusion. Vibrant and harmonious, this needs some time to shed its well-proportioned tannins. Sangiovese. Best from 2017 through 2030.”
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA BLACK LABEL CLARET
Francis Ford Coppola’s Diamond Collection Black Label Claret has a good structure with notes of blackberry, plum and a touch of oak. Modest acidity forms a dry bite that helps to bring out the oak and some of the more hidden spices. Serve with mussels sautéed in a tomato broth, or with a creamier mustard-based sauce.
The Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Black Label Claret is an award-winning, well-balanced wine that’s vividly fragrant. Its aromas will bring to mind oak, plums, raspberries, and tobacco for a distinct and inviting combination. The bold structure of the Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Black Label Claret offers such flavors as cloves, toasted vanilla, and cherries. It has a modest acidity that lends a dry bite to the purple magenta wine. The Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Black Label Claret is best paired with tomato-based soups or pasta with creamy tomato-based sauces.
GLAETZER AMON RA SHIRAZ
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2008 Amon-Ra opens with profound aromas of black berry compote, baking spices, smoked bacon with a whiff of anise and some fertile loam. The palate is full-bodied and concentrated with very full and rich warm berry flavors lifted by very lively acid. The tannins are medium to firm and velvety on the long finish.
GUADO AL TASSO, ANTINORI (BOLGHERI)
The nose is dominated by intense notes of ripe red berry fruit and complementary aromas of sweet spices and coffee. Ample and balanced on the palate, the wine shows silky tannins along with a sweet and spicy finish and aftertaste.
GUADO AL TASSO, ANTINORI (BORDEAUX)
The nose is dominated by intense notes of ripe red berry fruit and complementary aromas of sweet spices and coffee. Ample and balanced on the palate, the wine shows silky tannins along with a sweet and spicy finish and aftertaste.
Tenuta San Guido release their second wine Guidalberto a year before Sassicaia. The name Guidalberto, introduced in 2000, was inspired by the current proprietor’s great great great grandfather Guidalberto della Gheradesca. The wine was created for two reasons; the Estates desire to accomplish something with Merlot (a grape that they do not use in Sassicaia) and to create a wine which could be enjoyed younger than their ‘veteran Sassicaia’.
JORDAN ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET
Every vintage of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted with a focus on striking a perfect balance between beautiful fruit, silky tannins and a lingering finish. It is this delicate balance—all done by taste—that allows for the gradual, graceful evolution of Jordan’s Cabernet Sauvignon in bottle. Renowned for our consistency of quality vintage after vintage, this classic California Cabernet Sauvignon has remained one of the top Cabernet Sauvignon brands on the best U.S. restaurant wine lists for decades.
The diversity of our collection of crus—estate vineyard blocks that have more clay-rich soils like the Right Bank of Bordeaux and some of the best family grower parcels on mid-slope, well-drained Sonoma County vineyards with mineral-rich, gravelly soils reminiscent of Bordeaux’s Left Bank—gives our new world Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon a complexity found only in the top first growths of the world.
LA RESERVE D'ANGLUDET
The ‘Second Wine’ produced by Chateau Angludet with the younger vines on the estate and made in the same way as the flagship estate wine
The La Reserve is the ‘Second Wine’ by Chateau Angludet produced from the younger vines on the estate and made in the same way as the flagship estate wine. Chateau Angludet has a long history dating back to the 12th century situated in the Margaux plateau surrounded by Grand Cru Classes.
Made of a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot on deep gravel and pebble soils. Aged in French oak barrels.
Youthful bouquet that opens gradually to offer up a rich palate of wild fruit, violets, blackberry, blackcurrant and plum. Smooth palate, with fruit plumpness to the moderate tannins and a hint of toastiness.
LE SERRE NUOVE DELL'ORNELLAIA, BOLGHERI
“A marvellous summer and a cool, sunny September made it possible to achieve perfect maturation of the grapes despite the difficult flowering period, with wines that express a particularly elegant side. Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia 2013 has an intense, bright colour. The nose is vibrant and fruity underscored by delicate toasty notes. On the palate, the smooth, silky texture contrasts with tannins of great freshness. Whilst its structure will enable it to mellow with age, the crispness of the fruit and its soft, fine character make it perfect to enjoy straight away.”
MITOLO JESTER CABERNET
Bright and fresh with signature Cabernet Sauvignon characteristics of red capsicum, menthol, violet and mixed herbs. Full bodied and mouth filling with juicy red cherry, blackcurrant and cassis, intertwined with savoury dark chocolate and tobacco. The Amarone component adds to a textured finish with great length and savoury tannins.
MITOLO JESTER SHIRAZ
The palate is concentrated and juicy, with spicy notes of cloves and nutmeg, plus subtler notes of vanilla that frame its fresh and fruity character. Fine tannins, elegant texture, and good acidity foretell excellent cellaring potential.
MONTES PURPLE ANGEL
The grapes for Purple Angel come from Montes’ own vineyards in Apalta and Marchigüe, arguably two of the finest sites in the Colchagua Valley. In Apalta, vines are planted on 45° slopes, providing good exposure to achieve ripeness. Cool ocean breezes and low nighttime temperatures moderate this warm area, permitting slow development and retention of varietal aromas and acidity. Marchigüe is slightly cooler because of its closer proximity to the ocean. Conditions are dry, reducing the threat of fungal disease and resulting in consistently healthy harvests. All grapes were hand harvested.
Purple Angel displays the rich flavours typical of Carménère. The addition of Petit Verdot gives spice, colour, structure and acidity. Deep ruby red in colour, the wine has alluring red and blackberry notes on the nose. The palate is densely concentrated, with spice and mocha lingering on the finish.
NICOLAS CATENA ZAPATA
The inaugural 1997 vintage of this Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec blend set a new standard of quality of wines from South America when it won a series of blind tastings against first growth and other precious cuvées from around the world.
PESQUERA CRIANZA, A. FERNANDEZ
A must-try red wine to fully understand the DO Ribera del Duero. The character of Familia Fernández Rivera is embodied by this forthright wine, brimming with fruit at its best, delicate wood notes and elegant tannins.
Powerful with rounded tannins that give rise to a silky, clear wine, with refreshing varietal characteristics that reappear under the tongue after the first few seconds in the mouth. Notes intertwined with the smoky notes of fine wood. Very pleasing to the palate, with a fruity aftertaste where blackberry and liquorice predominate, giving way to a final spicy finish.
Ideal for accompanying all kinds of meat such as grilled meat, roast baby lamb, stews, casseroles and hard cheeses.
Intense, concentrated and deep ruby-red, this wine offers complex aromas of red and black fruits, with spice and wild herb notes. In the mouth, the rich flavors are dense, yet elegant, harmonious and graceful, with sweet but firm tannins. With a long finish, this wine’s depth and structure will ensure an extraordinary evolution in bottle.
James Suckling – “Fabulous structure for a Sassicaia with powerful, polished, chewy tannins and ripe, subtle fruit. Aromas of blueberries, blackcurrants, rosemary and lavender. Full body, bright acidity and a savory finish. Juicy and lively. Better to drink this beginning in 2020 but so impressive now. “
An intense ruby red in color with purple highlights, the nose of the wine is dominated by varietal notes of excellent freshness and an elegant intensity. The 2012 Solaia has a classic style and is characterized on the palate by the pleasurable harmony of flavors created by a fine balance between acidity and tannins and high level fruit which lasts from the initial impact through to the lengthy finish and aftertaste. A grand personality and a great persistence make the finish exceptionally complex and vibrant.
Pairs well with grilled chicken, veal medallions, lamb in a red wine sauce, roasted pork loin, grilled tuna with a pepper crust.
TERRAZAS RESERVA CABERNET
Intense garnet red. Predominance of spicy notes of thyme and green pepper in harmony with an intense black fruit and figs background. A gentle and full wine. In the mouth, it reveals a precise and long finish.
Pair with slow cooked lamb with spicy sauce and fresh salad or mashed potatoes.
Wine Spectator – “A broad-textured red, with mocha notes to the roasted plum and dark cherry flavors. Dried mint and sage details show midpalate. The finish lingers with plenty of dark chocolate accents.”
TERRAZAS RESERVA MALBEC
Bright red color with purple shades. Intense floral and fruity notes. Presence of violets, ripe black cherry and plum aromas. ReIts sweet and juicy mouthfeel delivers finesse, delicate tannins and an elegant finish of black fruits. veals a toasty and spicy character of black pepper and chocolate.
Pair with Tuna Carpaccio and Red Fruits Vinaigrette, Tenderloin served with Mediterranean Ratatouille and Moist Semisweet Chocolate Cake over Mascarpone and Red Fruits Ice Cream.
ZENATO, AMARONE CLASSICO
Amarone Classico Della Valpolicella Zenato to give it it’s full name is one of the finest Amarones on the market and Zenato are one of the top Amarone producers. They are members of the elite Amarone producers consortium of course. This Amarone is made by Alberto Zenato who took over the winemaking from his father, the great Sergio Zenato, who sadly passed away a few years back.
In my opinion one of the best and most consistent Amarones on the market. Certainly my favourite out of all the big name Amarones out there. I’ve been drinking this wine for as long as I can remember and have never had a disappointing vintage. Consistently excellent every year!
Produced in our Costalunga Estate, in the Classical area of Valpolicella, a land full of tradition and well known for its wine and food culture, after a careful manual selection, the Corvina, Rondinella and Oseleta grapes are left to rest in small boxes and then gently pressed to create a wine of undoubted quality with great complexity that gets better with age.
It is recommended with roasted meat, grilled meat and mature cheeses.
For over four generations, the Catena family has grown vines in the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Mendoza, Argentina. Laura Catena, great-granddaughter of winery founder Nicola Catena, has created a richly textured Chardonnay blend with floral notes, ripe tropical-fruit flavors, a strong mineral character and excellent acidity. Catena Chardonnay is sourced from three of the family´s vineyards in Luján de Cuyo and Tupungato. In Agrelo, in Luján de Cuyo, the La Pirámide Vineyard grapes lend the wine ripe citrus and stone fruit aromas and flavors. Fruit from the Domingo Vineyard in the Villa Bastías district of Tupungato emphasizes those stone fruit flavors and gives the wine its rich texture and mouthfeel. The high-altitude Adrianna Vineyard in the Gualtallary district of Tupungato produces grapes with lively floral notes, a pronounced minerality, and a crisp, cool-climate acidity. From the marriage of these historic parcels emerges a wine of a unique character that has natural balance, concentration, and a distinct varietal identity.
The Catena Chardonnay combines the unique expressions of three high altitude vineyard sites. The wine shows an intense greenish color with yellow notes. The extraordinary combination of these vineyards offer honey and tropical fruit flavors while lending notes of citrus, pears, peaches, and white flowers with a strong minerality and a delicated note of vanilla. The mouthfeel is clean, with a fresh, clean acidity.
This wine would be a fantastic companion a variety of poultry dishes, dishes finished with a Nantua sauce, or to a rich seafood dish like Shrimp and Herb Risotto.
CLOUDY BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Bright, focused citrus aromatics of grapefruit and kaffir lime abound, supported by subtle tropical notes. A silky, concentrated palate reveals ripe, juicy stone fruit and lemongrass, supported by a subtle minerality. Its racy acidity leads toward a mouth-watering, persistent finish, suggesting a sauvignon blanc with ageability.
This wine will complement fish, poultry, white meats and cured meats.
EL ENEMIGO CHARDONNAY
A tight and beautiful white with a dense palate of beautiful, ripe lemons and apples. Layered and refined with phenolic tension. Complex yeast and hints of oak and flor. Full body. Great length.
Pale gold. Strong aromas of citrus, secondary tropical aromas, oaky and nutty notes. Full bodied, mineral with high acidity and intense flavor, balanced and persistent.
TERRAZAS RESERVA CHARDONNAY
Set apart by its complex variety of aromas, this vintage from the high-altitude vines of Terrazas de los Andes combines fruity and herbaceous notes with a subtle nod to the influence of oak ageing. Left to grow to their full expression, with minimal intervention in the vineyard, the chardonnay grapes in this zesty Argentinian white wine find a balance between fruitiness, acidity and structure.
Elegant deep red with black highlights in the glass, this wine oozes intense fruit notes such as blackberry, cherry & plum with sweet spivy hints. The aromas are excellently combined with bitter chocolate & smooth toasted notes, coming from barrel ageing.Intense and well balanced, the tannins are delicate, smooth & well-rounded. A long & elegant final with a great concentration of fruits.
Dom Pérignon (1638–1715) was a monk and cellar master at the Benedictine abbey in Hautvillers. He pioneered a number of winemaking techniques around 1670—being the first to blend grapes in such a way as to improve the quality of wines, balance one element with another in order to make a better whole, and deal with a number of their imperfections; perfecting the art of producing clear white wines from black grapes by clever manipulation of the presses.
Dom Perignon has an intense, full and radiant bouquet with notes of honeysuckle, orange coloured fruits and hints of iodine sensations. The creamy chewiness characterizing the vintage is channelled in a direction that is edgy yet embracing with a wave of aromatic persistence. Smoky, biting and full energy finish balances it all out.
The Dom Perignon pairs very well with sushi, scallops, oysters, white fish, white meat.
KRUG GRANDE CUVEE
Behind every precious drop of Krug stands the dream of a visionary. One man who, long before others, understood that the essence of Champagne is pleasure. So, over 170 years ago, Joseph Krug broke with convention to follow his vision. To create the most generous expression of Champagne every year, regardless of climatic unpredictability. Joseph’s bold experiment proved a triumph and he succeeded in creating Champagne like never before. And like no other Champagne House since. To this day, the House of Krug lives and breathes his enduring philosophy, creating only prestige Champagnes since 1843. Deep golden colour and fine, vivacious bubbles, predicting fullness and elegance. Aromas of flowers in bloom, ripe & dried fruit, marzipan, gingerbread and citrus fruits. Flavours of hazelnut, nougat, barley sugar, jellied and citrus fruits, almonds, brioche and honey.
Krug Grande Cuvée lends itself to a plethora of culinary combinations, from the simplest to the most sophisticated, from an extra mature parmesan to a dish of turbot à la truffle.
LOUIS ROEDERER BRUT PREMIER
After the upheavals of the early 1900s, particularly the First World War that destroyed more than half of the Louis Roederer estate, Léon Olry Roederer reconstructed the vineyards. He decided to buy grapes to ensure the continuity of the House during this difficult period and, at the same time, created a multi-vintage wine that would have a consistent flavour, whatever the harvest year. It is now called Brut Premier.
Striking a perfect balance between youthfulness and maturity, seduction and character, freshness and vinosity, Brut Premier is a champagne that is harmonious and structured, elegant and lively, with a unique exuberance. Its structured texture, richness, and length are distinctly winey. It is a full, complex wine that is both rich and powerful, whilst remaining a great classic.
Pairs very well with sushi, scallops, oysters, white fish, white meat.
MOET & CHANDON BRUT IMPERIAL
The color is an elegant golden straw yellow with amber highlights. Its aromas are radiant, revealing bright yellow-fleshed fruits (apple, pear, yellow peach), honey, floral nuances (lime blossom) and elegant blond notes (brioche and fresh nuts). The palate is seductive, richly flavorful and smooth combining generosity and subtlety, fullness and vigor, followed by a delicately fresh crispiness (fruit with seeds), to reveal the magical balance of Champagne.
Wine Spectator – “This bright Champagne is aromatic, with hints of smoke, pastry cream and lemon curd on the nose, and flavors of crushed blackberry and toast. Clean-cut and fresh, with a lively bead.”
VEUVE CLICQUOT BRUT YELLOW LABEL
A Champagne House is eventually judged on the quality of its Brut Non Vintage. It is in the making of such a wine that the true Art of Champagne blending reveals itself. This is an art in which the House of Veuve Clicquot excels. Our Brut Yellow Label reflects the superb vineyards we own and the consistent nature of our House style.
The predominance of Pinot Noir provides the structure that is so typically Clicquot, while a touch of Pinot Meunier rounds out the blend. Chardonnay adds the elegance and finesse essential in a perfectly balanced wine.