Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Margaret River Western Australia
Stella Bella is more than a name or a wine, it is an expression, a passion and a summation of things bright, spirited and beautiful. Stella Bella is fashioned to classic Margaret River dry white styling, an assemblage of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, the requisite regional white, displaying all the clean and crisp fruit flavours of each grape. Opulent and intense, a subtle biscuit character from lees stirring and oak. Chill slightly and enjoy alongside goat cheese recipes or marinated, barbecued prawns.
The temperate maritime climes and salubrious soils along Margaret River afford winemakers a palette of flavours and textures to construct the most vivacious wines and to perfect this topical accord of Sauvignon Semillon, the enduring style of classic dry white. Subtle climatic changes and soil diversity along this substantial stretch of coastal land allow for an extensive array of varietal expressions in both Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. It is the region's climatic ability to fully ripen Semillon that sets this genre of wine apart. From this treasure trove of choice, Margaret River's signature blend has evolved. A judicious measure of Russian oak in the Semillon ferment adds texture and vanilla spice.
Pale straw colour. A bouquet of elder flowers, black currants and gooseberry with nettles and sweet herb, yellow and pink citrus zest and just a dash of vanilla pod spice. A bundle of flavours, layers and textures on the palate. Lemon, citrus and limes, crisp, ripe, fresh. Exotic veils of sweet herbs, nettles and gooseberry flavours, stone fruits and cardamom spice. Citrus oil lemon notes on a finish of fruit tingling acidity.