The Wines

Producers Colour Regions Grape World

Information

Stella Bella Cabernet Sauvignon

Stella Bella Cabernet Sauvignon

Stella Bella Cabernet Sauvignon

Margaret River’s micro climate is well known to be very conducive to the production of Bordeaux style wines. This wine is a good example of a well structured Cabernet Sauvignon varietal.

This boutique winery in the heart of Margaret River creates idiosyncratic named ranges like Suckfizzle in a low interventionist and organic way keeping their approach as simple as possible to allow their cherished vineyards to show their quality.

It is not merely in the names where these wines are memorable, as once you have tasted them you will see why Luke Jolliffe, the winemaker, continues to receive recognition and awards from around the world for wines that have that wonderful Margaret River restraint and elegance, but are bound together with a fruit purity that makes them delectable.

Their philosophy regarding viticulture is simple, and that is to operate in a manner that consciously respects the vineyards that they tend as well as the local environment. Minimal chemical inputs and fertilisers are used along with minimal intervention as – aiming for vine balance. Stella Bella are acutely aware of the environmentally pristine nature of this part of the world and manage their vineyards accordingly.

The Cabernet is harvested at optimum fruit ripeness to enhance the violet perfume and red and blue fruit character of southern Margaret River. The fruit is handled gently, with minimal maceration to ensure whole berries and a pseudo carbonic maceration. After cold soaking, we ferment at warm temperatures of approx. 28 degrees and press based on fruit aroma, extraction and our desired mouthfeel. Maturation in small format French oak barriques for up to 15 months, where the toast and forest is carefully selected based on its suitability for each vineyards fruit aroma and flavour profile.

Time: 13 Months
Type: French oak
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 30

Abundant aromas of violets, cherries and cranberries spring from the glass in an alluring perfume. Lifted red fruits and subtle graphite injects a southern Margaret River fragrance. Medium bodied with a balance of prettiness and a supple, salivating structure. Raspberry and cherry fruit are complimented by subtle hints of vanillin from the beautiful French Oak. Forest floor and earthy characters are lifted by a touch of fresh cranberry.

Ideal with barbecued veal, lamb rack or Manchego cheese.

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/

Stella Bella Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: Cabernet SauvignonRegion: Western Australia, Margaret RiverAlcohol: 14%Vintage: 2017SKU: STELL10

£24.00 a bottle

2 in stock

Open
Close

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.

Western Australia

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

Probably the world’s most famous red grape variety. Originated from Bordeaux and has been present in Australia since 1832.

Wherever it has been planted the resulting wine has developed its own identity yet it is always recognisable. Although it will vary in intensity the aroma will always be dominated by berry characteristics in the classic wines and the tannins will be firm or textured and soften with age. Cabernet Sauvignon is high in acid and tannin and remains fresh for many years. It can be earthy and display strong blackcurrant flavours. The naturally high tannin and inherent complexity mean all Cabernet Sauvignons will improve with age.

Coonawarra, with its prized ‘terra rossa’ soils, Margaret River, Mount Barker (Great Southern) and Yarra Valley regions are considered the premium Cabernet Sauvignon areas in Australia.

Australian Wines Online c/o Wine Buffs Ltd, 19 Hurleston Way, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6XN
Newsletter

Newsletter Registration

Enter your email to recieve latest newsletters and updates

This website uses Cookies to improve your browsing experience. View Cookies Policy

I'm fine with this