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10 October 2018 | Stella Bella

2017 Stella Bella Shiraz - Best Wine of Show

Hat-trick for Stella Bella Shiraz.

Stella Bella Wines shone at the 2018 Wine Show of Western Australia taking out three trophies for their 2017 Stella Bella Shiraz. Best Wine of Show, Best Red Wine of Show and Best Shiraz of Show.

The Wine Show of Western Australia was established in 1978 and is the state’s premier wine show, which exclusively judges the best Western Australian wines. Held annually in Mount Barker the 2018 show was the biggest competition with 834 entries from 115 producers.

In accepting the award at the Trophy Awards Lunch Chief Winemaker Luke Jolliffe said, “we are honoured to take out the prestigious Singapore Airlines Trophy for the Best Wine of Show and to gain so much recognition for this wine”.  

Luke added “Our Southern Margaret River vineyards have a distinct and unique personality and combined with an unusually cool vintage we produced a wine of incredible quality with intense aromas of raspberry coulis, mulberry, plums and a subtle white pepper spice. Its supple and silky and makes you want another glass.”

Viticulturist Steve Martin commented on the recognition of the Stella Bella Shiraz “the past few years this award has gone to wines made out of the Great Southern. Our vineyards get the best of both worlds, with the cool day time temperatures similar to the Great Southern Wine Region and moderate night time temperatures thanks to the maritime climate of Margaret River. 2017 was a particularly cool year resulting in a longer cooler ripening period with the fruit retaining higher natural acidity while ensuring tannin ripeness in the seeds and skins.”

Also highlighting the exceptional quality of Stella Bella’s southern Margaret River vineyards the 2017 Luminosa Chardonnay celebrated a gold medal. According to Chief Judge Samantha Connew this was a very competitive category of world-class Chardonnay producers from Western Australia. 

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