2014 Stella Bella Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon
The original and the first red wine made under the Stella Bella brand. This blend of the esteemed and traditional grape of Tuscany with Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon brings into being a wine of grape contrast. As a young wine, the savoury dry cherry fruit and chunky tannins of Sangiovese juxtapose the sweet red berries and long fine tannins of Cabernet Sauvignon. With time these components meld in a ‘bricks‐and‐mortar’ fashion; more heterogeneous than homogenous yet supple in structure, rich in fruits and contrasts.
Awards & Reviews
94 Points - James Halliday Wine Compainon 2017
Classic sour cherry aromatics with delicate frangipani florals. Suggestions of subtle vanillin, a savoury dustiness from the oak and finest Italian boot leather!
The fruit flavours play together in a cherry cassis game that leaves the palate salivating – the characteristic cherry continues through providing a foil to the Cabernet’s structure and more opulent black fruit flavours. The oak is exquisitely integrated delivering subtle intensity with soft silky tannins that elegantly coat the tongue with beautiful length on the palate.
80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
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