2015 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 delivers a wine of great 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.
An alluring aroma of freshly picked cherries, raspberries, satsuma plum and violets. Subtle vanillin oak compliments the lifted fruit aromas, while fresh Italian boot leather contrasts and adds a savoury component to the wine.
The perfect balance of sweet and savoury ‐ the characteristic savoury cherry from the Sangiovese contrasts the Cabernet’s red and black fruit flavours. An intense medium weighted wine with ripe gravelly tannins that coat the palate beautifully. The oak is well integrated providing subtle vanillin scents and a long salivating finish.
80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
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