Bright pale straw. Savoury complex aromas of nougat and gunflint are complimented by fresh fruit aromas of lime rind, grapefruit, musk and jasmine. Wild fermentation and high solids add complexity, which together with well-balanced new oak, provide a wine of distinct southern Margaret River character.
2017 Stella Bella displays signature spring water liveliness, driven by lemon, lime and grapefruit. A hint of saline captures the southern Margaret River minerality. The textural finish has lingering nuttiness and salivating complexity.
‘Winemaker Luke Joliffe says that the style has gone from riper, fuller malo styling to a little flinty, a little leaner, a little brighter.
The wine is excellent, fine-boned, frisky, fresh, imbued with faint nuttiness, flint and slate note, mouthwatering acidity and general citrus presence. Clean, precise, delivering great freshness and tight, tart, edgy fruit character, sets you up for pleasure now but will mature gracefully into future. Pitch perfect stuff here’
Mike Bennie winefront.com.au