The lovely crusty breads which are spawned from Bertha's belly...
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I am generally not a Chardonnay fan, but Cape Mentelle's Chardonnay, ...I don't know if it is the atmosphere in which it is drunk, or the food that embellishes, but I always find their's most palatable.
The final dish, the Slow Roasted Lamb, served with 2012 Shiraz and 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon.
The lamb was a tad overcooked, maybe Bertha was too on heat, but the overall flavours were great and the wines, wow...that Cabernet Sauvignon, so complex and intense, with flavours of black currant, and firm structural tannins, that exudes upper crustiness, if you know what I mean. Basically, a lovely cut of meat with a damn good full bodied wine. The Shiraz, apparently the most commonly planted, and most unheralded grape (aww poor thing) in Margaret River, has inky purple hues, and is plush and rich on the palate with plums, mulberry and hints of spice.
To end the perfect afternoon, and it was a Friday, White Chocolate Mousse with Mixed Berries and Crumble With Rasberry Sauce.
ABOUT CAPE MENTELLE
Cape Mentelle, a founding windery of Australia's Margaret River wine region, is one of the most remoted wine regions in the world located in the south west corner of Australia. The maritime influence of the Indian Ocean ensures even temperatures, providing consistently excellent vintage conditions.
Local Distributors of Cape Mentelle : Moet Hennessy Diageo