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Stella Bella Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Stella Bella Cabernet Merlot

Stella Bella Cabernet Merlot from Margaret River

Echoing the great Bordeaux blends, this wine offers a little more generosity of style than one might find in its French counterparts! Well structured but with soft, smoky, brambly fruit backed up by tobaccoey, vanilla laced oak ageing.

Stella Bella Cabernet Merlot packs a punch! Bright and charming, the perfume of Cabernet Sauvignon strikes you first, followed swiftly by its precise and structured palate. With its partner in crime Merlot providing the palate weight, with fruit generosity and richness.

Appearance
Red, with purple hues.
Aroma
Violets, Satsuma plums and glazed cherries lift out of the glass in an explosive fashion. Followed by aromas of red currants, raspberries and subtle vanillin oak with a hint of smokiness.
Palate
Juicy, medium bodied and full of flavour. Red currants, cherries and blueberries fill the palate complemented by the dusty fine-grained tannin and precise structure. The refreshing acidity balances the supple tannin and red fruits for an extremely smash-able wine that leaves you wanting more.
Blend
87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Merlot.
Food
A platter of freshly shaved meats of your choice.
Drink
Now until 2023.
Awards + Reviews
GOLD Medal – 2017 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
92 Points – 2019 Halliday Wine Companion
91 points – Huon Hooke

To see our full range of Stella Bella product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/stella-bella/

To see more information on the winery go to https://www.stellabella.com.au/

 

 

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: Cabernet Sauvignon BlendsRegion: Western Australia, Margaret RiverAlcohol: 14%Vintage: 2016Flavours: , , , , , , Grape Details: Cabernet Sauvignon (87%) Merlot (13%)Vinification: Matured over 24 months in French oak barriques. 30% newTasting: On the Nose: Complex aromas of mint, violets, savoury dry herbs and oak spice. On the Palate: Rich in red currants, mulberries and briary hedgerow fruits yet structured by an ample swathe of fine fruit tannin. The addition of Merlot gives a lush fruit component to the mid palate and further balances the fine linear tannin structure of classic Cabernet.Food: Roast leg of Spring Lamb with herbs and garlicSKU: STELL04-1

£17.50 a bottle

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Stella Bella

“Part of Suckfizzle under guidance of winemakers Stuart Pym and Janice McDonald.
The Stella Bella wines are the creation of fruit selected from vineyard sites and blends of sub-regions within Margaret River.
These wines provide the future production growth, with deference to the regional expression of Margaret River, and without compromising quality, individuality or character.

Margaret River

Regarded as one of Australia’s best wine producing regions. It is synonymous with a new era in Australian wine. Margaret River really began its vineyard life as a result of two research reports from Californian viticulturalist Professor Harold Olmo and the Western Australian scientist Dr John Gladstone. In 1965 Dr Gladstone’s report indicated that the region had all the attributes to produce world quality wines. This advise was acted on by Dr Tom Cullity who set up his Vasse Felix vineyard near Willyabrup, followed by Dr Kevin Cullen and his wife Di who set up Cullen Wines. The climate is regarded as ‘cool’ because of its long slow ripening season. This region is regarded along with Coonawarra and the Yarra Valley as one of the premium Cabernet Sauvignon areas in Australia. The main wine styles: Red – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet-Merlot, Shiraz; White – Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho.

Cabernet Sauvignon Blends

“Australia produces it’s own unique style of Cabernet Sauvignon blend styles, unlike any others found throughout the world, with Shiraz. The fleshy Shiraz fruit weaves itself into the Cabernet’s framework, producing a wine with fabulous structure and flavour.
Alternatively there is the classic Bordeaux blends (Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec etc) adding more complexity and lessening any harshness of the tannins.
There’s always one thing about Cabernet Sauvignon blends: the quality and character of Cabernet Sauvignon shines through.”

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