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Sandro Mosele is one of Victoria's most accomplished vignerons, his celebrated editions of Kooyong and Port Phillip estates are amongst the most cherished renderings of Burgundy styled Pinot Noir in the nation. Mosele has applied his art to a precious parcel of fruit, picked off a single, modest block of vine, grown to the fully fertile soils of a lamb and beef stud, on the brisk, maritime blown coastals of Gippsland South. This is not Pinot for profit, Walkerville represents an aesthetic appreciation of fruit from the farmer, invigorated by the blessings of providence and consecrations of local livestock. A cornucopia of comely characters, forcemeats and fennel, pectins and pith, Walkerville make Pinot Noir as it should be, bucolic, pastoral, articulate of the land whence it came. Partisans and purists of bespoke presentations in Pinot, are quietly advised to pool their pesetas and avail themselves of a case or two Walkerville Pinot Noir, a mere few hundred dozen are made of each.. The grazier's garden of gippsland»

Stella Bella Cabernet Merlot CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Margaret River Western Australia
Margaret River is Australia's premier Cabernet appellation and Cabernet Sauvignon is without doubt Margaret River's great vinous endowment. Fine Cabernet should be perfumed yet poised, and meticulous site selection is critical to achieving these qualities. Stella Bella is a mostly Cabernet wine with a third of Merlot, all sourced from several select vineyard sites located centrally around the township of Margaret River and north to Cowaramup, in an endeavour to capture ripe fruit flavours yet retain the distinctive perfume of Margaret River Cabernet.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
The key selection criteria are all about soil, the best sites consist of lateritic gravels over a clay loam base. The flagship Isa vineyard, just south of Margaret River provides the backbone of fruit. It's signature perfume is ever present in the wine, year in and year out. All the individual vineyard parcels are vinified separately. Following fermentation on skins and completion of malolactic, Stella Bella is treated to a luxurious selection of French tonnellerie's barriques for extended maturation. The length of time ageing is important for the complete integration of oak, fruit and tannins in the final wine. Bottling occurs in May of the second year, followed by several more months of bottle age.
Dark ruby. Young, powerful and deliciously ripe Cabernet aromas of cassis and mint with a touch of mocha and toasted oak spice. A rich, lush palate of abundant fruits over hearty tannins, currants and mulberry, blueberries and cassis, the savouryness of dried herb and and a long lingering finish of smoked meat complexity, cinnamons and clove, all supported by an inseparable length of the finest French oak.
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