Stella Bella - Chardonnay 2009-11Margaret River White Wine
Appearance: vibrant green gold.
Aroma: Delightful and bold scents of white field flowers, pear drop essence and citrus oils enriched with nutmeg spice and caramel.
Palate: From the fermentation and malo lactic in oak, the palate's pliable core of citrus, peach, honeydew and dried pear are moulded around a fine nut - meal texture and creme brulee richness. A distinct and soft mineral acidity finishes the wine.
Food ideas: Char grilled marron, smoked chicken salad, brie and pistachio nuts.
Drink: Now and over the next 4 years.
The most critical site selection is applied to vineyard sites for growing Stella Bella Chardonnay.
Each location adds to the complexity of the wine due to the soils, aspects, clones and microclimates unique to the respective sites.
Applied to this rich collection of unique vineyards is the inspiration and skill of our winemaking team that draws upon traditional Burgundian winemaking methods and the use of fine grain French oak to craft a layered, flavoursome and complex wine with the capacity to age gracefully.