Sittella Winery

Sittella Winery

Since being established in 1998, Sittella has progressed to become one of the region’s best small producers, with an impressive range of wines from the Swan Valley and Margaret River, including sparkling, table wine and fortifieds. As well, the attractive cellar area in the Swan includes a popular restaurant providing à la carte dining. A new wine bar The Nest serves tapasstyle plates and Nest Only small batch wines

Sittella Methode Traditionnelle chardonnay pinot noir 2012 ($32)

Best of the West 2017 – Sparkling
This excellent sparkling wine from chardonnay and pinot noir has spent 50 months on lees so is starting to show that autolysis character of meaty mealy biscuit. It’s an excellent wine with a deep and complete palate and an impressively long finish. This is a high-class sparkling wine.

SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 6 years

Sittella The Calling verdelho 2016 ($19)

One of the best varieties from the Swan Valley and the one that got Sittella started many years ago. Tropical fruit with a little citrus tang. Clean and pure with a lively fresh palate that sings its persistent tune to a long finish. Little lick of lime completes the picture.

SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 3 years

Sittella Margaret River Reserve chardonnay 2015 ($32)

This is sourced from the Wilyabrup subregion. It is a seriously beautiful expression of the variety and the region. Deeply textured and concentrated tightly-packed fruit. Nutty with a mealy grapefruit and brioche richness. The palate is expertly crafted with layers of intense flavour. Outstanding wine and a breakthrough for this variety and Sittella

SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 8 years

Sittella Coffee Rock shiraz 2014 ($55)

Ah, this is why we drink Swan Valley shiraz. So delicious and beautifully distinctive. It’s from a dry farmed old vine plot that pumps out some truly exceptional fruit that has been expertly captured in the winemaking. Coffee grinds, dark chocolate and earthy savoury plum flavours. So much happening. It’s just so yummy.

SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 12 years

Sittella Berns Reserve cabernet sauvignon 2014 ($55)

Lovely perfumed and exotic example of Margaret River cabernet. The aromas are all leaf red berry with a little tobacco and black olive complexity. The palate is supremely elegant and most stylish with a tightly knit weave of tannin and oak carrying the flavours effortlessly to that long controlled and quite precise finish. It’s still tight yet there is a deep and impressive concentration of fruit in there. Another cracking wine.

SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 12 years

OWNERS
Simon and Maaike Berns
WINEMAKERS
Colby Quirk and Yuri Berns
ESTABLISHED
1998
VINEYARD LOCATION
Swan Valley
VARIETIES
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Verdelho, Grenache, Temprranillo, Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot, Pedro Ximenez, Brown Muscat, Chenin Blanc

CELLAR DOOR
100 Barrett Street, Herne Hill
OPEN
Tuesday – Sunday and public holidays, 10am – 4pm
WINE PRICES
$18 – 55
PHONE
9296 2600
EMAIL
info@sittella.com.au
WEBSITE
www.sittella.com.au
DISTRIBUTION
Cellar Door, Retail, Mail Order, Wholesaler, Online

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017