Stella Bella - Shiraz 2008-09Margaret River Red Wine
Appearance: Vibrant and deep plum.
Aroma: Warm, expansive and filled with the aromas of poached dark-fleshed plums, freshly baked blueberry muffins and sweet spices.
Palate: The palate is bursting with the flavours of cinnamon and clove spiced fruit compote, chocolate fudge, cedar and vanilla. The open knit tannin structure plays a supportive and cradling role to such generously apportioned fruit.
Food Ideas: Slow roasted lamb, venison sausages or wash rind cheeses
Cellaring: 8 years plus and best from 2010 to 2016.
The original 'premium exotic' and the first red wine made under the Stella Bella brand.
This blend of the esteemed and traditional grape of Tuscany and Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon, brings into being, a wine of grape contrast.
As a young wine, the savoury dry cherry fruit and chunky tannins of Sangiovese juxtapose the sweet red berries and long, fine tannins of Cabernet Sauvignon.
With time these components meld in a 'bricks and mortar'' fashion - more heterogeneous than homogenous yet supple in structure, rich in fruits and contrasts.