Stella Bella, Shiraz
This is a wine of incredible quality considering the price. It’s supple and silky and simply makes you want another glass…. and another…
Country of Production: Australia
Region: Margaret River
Producer: Stella Bella
Tasting Notes: Vibrant, deep red with a purple hue. The intense aromas are abundant on the nose with scents of mulberries, plum and cherries, followed by light delicate spices of clove, cinnamon and white pepper.
The wine is medium to full bodied and the aromas follow beautifully through to the palate where they are enhanced with blueberry, sweet spice and varietal black pepper. It feels plush and velvety with a silky and juicy texture. The tannins are ripe and finely grained. The fresh acidity allows the flavours to linger leaving a salivating finish!
Fruit parcels from the Shiraz vineyards were vinified separately. 10% whole bunch fermentation was used to accentuate the spice and delicious fruit from southern Margaret River. Malolactic fermentation was conducted in tank prior to barrel maturation in a mix of new and old barriques of French and Hungarian origin – for a period of 14 months.
Blend: Shiraz 97% Viognier 3%
Oak Treatment: 14 months in French and Hungarian oak of which 20% was new oak
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Screw cap
Drink: Enjoy from now until 2027
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: No
Try teaming this delicious aromatic shiraz with a hearty homemade lasagne! It also works really well with beef, lamb and barbecued dishes. Alternatively, enjoy with a strong cheese board (blue cheeses in particular)!
- Catching up with friends
- Snuggling down and watching the sunset
- Relaxing at the end of the day
- Girlfriends, boyfriends and non-binary friends
- Those wanting to create special memories
- Couples sharing conversations about their day
Margaret River is a small but major wine region in South Western Australia which produces around 3% of Australia’s grapes, but over 20% of Australia’s premium wine.
Stella Bella, established in 1998 by Stuart Pym, is a leading producer in the Margaret River region and like Pretty Screwed, Stella Bella believe one of life’s greatest pleasures is sharing the experience of beautiful wine.
Their approach to winemaking starts with celebrating the diversity of their five vineyards, taking advantage of their cooler climate and reflecting this in their wines. The Stella Bella philosophy is simple; to operate in a manner that consciously respects the vineyards as well as the local environment with minimal use of chemical inputs and fertilisers.
Industry experts say…
“The Margaret River Vintage in 2015 produced bright and fresh wines with delicate fruit flavours, high natural acidity and good balance. The vintage will be remembered for its very low crop levels which means these high quality wines will not be around long.“
Awards and special notes
Stella Bella’s 2018 shiraz won a platinum award at Australia’s wine show in October 2018 demonstrating the quality coming from this producer.