Stella Bella - Tempranillo 2006Margaret River Red Wine
Appearance: Deep blood plum colour.
Aroma: Hints of sweet spice, leather and a dusty earth perfume combine with warm red fruits on the nose.
Palate: Concentrated core of dark savoury cherry is surrounded by juicy and plump blood plum fruit. The abundant and mouth coating ripe fruit tannins act in sync to both focus and enlarge the palate.
Food Ideas: BBQ chorizo with a squeeze of lime juice, Manchego and Tapas.
Cellaring: 8 years plus and best from 2010 to 2016.
The most famous, traditional and contemporary wines of Spain are made from the 'black' grape variety ..., Tempranillo.
It's name is the diminutive of the Spanish temprano ('early'), a reference to the fact that it is an early ripening variety, even in Margaret River.
A curiously large berried, very fleshy grape with over abundant tannin, probably due to its thickish skin. In the temperate maritime climate of the Margaret River region Tempranillo retains its natural acidity and a varietal elegance in this medium to full bodied red wine style.