Good Afternoon Bridgees,
For this Friday’s FREE wine tasting, we have some special wines open for you from two Australian icons, Chandon from Yarra and Cape Mentelle in the heart of Margaret River.
Wine industry pioneer David Hohnen and his brothers Mark and Giles established Cape Mentelle Vineyards in 1970. The Cape Mentelle journey started small with just 16 hectares of vines planted on what is now referred to as the ‘Wallcliffe Vineyard’. In the early years David Hohnen experimented with grape varieties including shiraz, cabernet, zinfandel, sauvignon blanc and semillon. Many of these original plantings are the source of the distinctive wines that have come to characterise Cape Mentelle. The winery’s flagship Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced primarily from the original Wallcliffe Vineyard.
Open on Friday the 4th of September from 4.00pm will be…..
Chandon Vintage Brut2011: A méthode traditionnelle sparkling wine blended from the classic Champagne grape varieties of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Extended yeast ageing has produced a deliciously soft, fresh and creamy wine with incredible length and finesse
Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2014: The style accentuates the fresh fruit characters of both varieties of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, with the added complexity and palate weight offered by a small portion of barrel fermentation. White melon, lime and grapefruit on the nose, with a clean and fresh palate of limes, passionfruit and lychees.
Cape Mentelle Trinders Cabernet Merlot 2012: This blend seeks to capture the depth and structure of cabernet with the dark fruit and plush flavours of merlot, which when blended create a well- rounded, full and rich style. Nose of perfumed violets and black currant, plum skin, dutch cocao and rosemary lead into a medium to full bodied palate 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.
Cape Mentelle Flagship Cabernet Sauvignon 2012: This is as good as Margaret River Cabernet gets. The nose is deep and complex with intense black currant, rolled tobacco, violets, wet slate, dutch cocao, iodine and wild thyme. The palate is powerful and intense with a deep concentrated marriage of fruit flavours including red and black currants and liquorice. The characteristic fine yet firm structural tannins frame the fruit perfectly and carry the flavours and balance the mineral elements from the vineyard to provide an incredibly long and classically structured finish
This will be an awesome tasting, see you all down here, last pours at 7.00pm!
Jay and the Old Bridge Team