Cape Mentelle Zinfandel Cape Mentelle Zinfandel
3.5 stars - "Review for Cape Mentelle Zinfandel" This Cape Mentelle Zinfandel is the best Zinfandel I have tried.
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Cape Mentelle

Cape Mentelle Zinfandel

Product ID: 500262_master
Brand: Cape Mentelle
From: $65.00 AUD

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Description

Blend
Zinfandel 85%, Shiraz 15%
Cellaring
This wine will continue to develop complexity over many years. 10-25 years recommended.
Food Pairing Notes
Not just for barbecues, this wine matches perfectly generously intense flavours such as a wood-fired pepperoni calzone, pepper- crusted Tomahawk steaks, osso bucco or a wild mushroom ragu.

Presumed to have originated in the Balkans, zinfandel was introduced to the estate vineyard from California in 1974. Zinfandel is a particularly demanding variety to manage in the vineyard where it is prone to unruly behaviour. The rewards are reaped in the cellar, where we honor its Northern American heritage with traditional long maceration techniques and spicy oak to produce this uniquely rich and generous wine that has been a favourite of Cape Mentelle followers for years.

Appearance
Deep crimson, youthful
Nose
Delicious notes of Christmas cake, glazed cherries, raisins, orange peel and lots of jammy, red fruit. Wild strawberry compote characters are combined with subtle aromas of sous-bois (forest floor), clove and vanilla caramel oak. Both immediately friendly and inviting at first whiff, the nose is seriously complex and opens to intricate spice and oak characters that magnify the unmistakable, ripe, varietal zinfandel fruit notes.
Palate
Similar to the nose, the flavour develops through a ‘yummy’ fruit sweetness to an intense complexity and tannin structure. The fruit is opulent and framed by long supple but focused tannins, giving the wine a very serious direction and exceptional length, this zinfandel claims its Croatian origins as well as its American style generous winegrowin

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