Stella Bella Cabernet Merlot
$2499each
$299DOZEN
WineryStella Bella
Fruit CabernetSauv Merlot
Regions Margaret River
  Western Australia
Each $24.99
$299.00
Available by the dozen
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.
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.
TASTING NOTES
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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Stella Bella Cabernet Merlot
WineryStella Bella
Fruit CabernetSauv Merlot
Regions Margaret River
  Western Australia
  Each $24.99
  $299.00
Available by the dozen
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Stella Bella Chardonnay
WineryStella Bella
Fruit Chardonnay
Regions Margaret River
  Western Australia
  Each $27.99
  $335.00
Available by the dozen
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Stella Bella Pink Muscat 375ml
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Fruit Muscat
Regions Margaret River
  Western Australia
  Each $18.99
  $227.00
Available by the dozen
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Stella Bella Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
WineryStella Bella
Fruit Semillon SauvBlanc
Regions Margaret River
  Western Australia
  Each $23.99
  $287.00
Available by the dozen
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More About Stella Bella Wines
Stella Bella Wines is a small privately owned wine company, located in the Margaret River region of Western Australia, that makes wines under the quixotic brand names of Stella Bella, Suckfizzle and Skuttlebutt
While the brands are differentiated by sub-regions, vineyards, style, price and curious names, the objective is always to create wines of expression, personality and interest with an emphasis on unique imaging. As a wine producer Stella Bella aims to be: creative while curious about new and different wine styles and grape varieties. Stella Bella will never neglect the virtues and lessons of tradition. Stella Bella take an opportunistic approach, whilst estate owned vineyards provide much of the fruit, the winemaking team are always in search of grape growers with a Stella Bella vision. Stella Bella»