Monday, October 17, 2005

Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon'04, Margaret River, Western Australia

A full-bodied well-balanced white blend, full of characters.

Technical Data:53% Sauvignon Blanc and 47% Semillon. The juice is gently expressed from the skins during vinification. Some batches of Semillion receive extended skin contact for further flavor extraction and to facilitate pressing. The wine is mainly fermented in stainless steel tanks with 20% fermented in new French and American oak barrels.

Description:Bright pale straw yellow colorcolor. On the nose this wine is focused on intense aromas of Semillon such as passion fruit, orange blossom, lemon rind infused with the gooseberry of Sauvignon and a hint of spicy oak derived from barrel fermentation. The palate has perfect balance, creamy, full and textural, yet finishing crisp and clean with great length and focus on citrus and herb flavors . On the mouth, the wine shows wonderful flavors oforange blossom, grapefruit, gooseberry and grassyness all together.

Food Pairings & Service:Will accompaniy a wide range of dishes from heavy fish to light white meat. Serve chilled.


Suggested Retail Price:$12.99

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