Stella Bella Wines

Stella Bella Wines

This is a small privately-owned company which always seems to come up with interesting styles. The wines are produced under the names Stella Bella, Suckfizzle, Serie Luminosa and Skuttlebutt. The wine brands are differentiated by subregions, vineyards and price. Outstanding small producer throughout the various price points.

OWNERS
Privately owned
WINEMAKERS
Luke Jolliffe and Michael Kane
ESTABLISHED
1997
VINEYARD LOCATION
Margaret River
ANNUAL CRUSH
500 tonnes
VARIETIES
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Tempranillo, Merlot, Sangiovese

CELLAR DOOR
205 Rosa Brook Road, Margaret River
OPEN
Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm (Closed Christmas and Good Friday)
WINE PRICES
$18 – 75
PHONE
9758 8611
EMAIL
wines@stellabella.com.au
WEBSITE
www.stellabella.com.au
DISTRIBUTION
Cellar Door, Retail, Mail Order, Wholesaler, Online

Stella Bella semillon sauvignon blanc 2016 ($24)

Such a vibrant and lively expression of this blend. Passionfruit with tropical melon characters on the nose, lifted with a hit of lemon. The palate is racy with a gooseberry and lemony character that races through to a very long finish.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 3 Years

Stella Bella chardonnay 2015 ($32)

This is a beautiful wine that is very much about subtlety and understatement, yet there is power and intensity in the palate and an intriguing mix of characters evident on the nose and the palate. Scented with lemony grapefruit and mealy cashew with a palate that shows a layered complexity and depth.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 6 Years

Stella Bella Serie Luminosa chardonnay 2013 ($65)

This is Stella Bella’s top chardonnay. Grapes come from a couple of vineyards and after vinification are blended. The feature of this cracking wine is its texture and depth of fruit. Deeply complex with a nutty fig and cream stone fruit mix controlled with a fine acidity and excellent use of French oak. The minerally thread is a feature as it extends through to the very long finish.
SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 7 Years

Stella Bella cabernet sauvignon 2013 ($32)

Opens with a diving intensity of red fruits laced with a leafy black olive and plummy complexity. The palate is thoroughly engaging with deep plump and lavish black fruit with a lift of cherry. Very good use of French oak adds to the structure. Ripe firm grid of tannins. Very good.
SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 7 Years

Stella Bella Serie Luminosa cabernet sauvignon 2013 ($75)

A really complex aroma of high-end aromatics of red fruits, a little mint and a beautiful violet nuance. The palate is so dense and concentrated yet delivered with a cooler climate southern Margaret River elegance. Ripe tannins and a decent hit of oak provide structure for what is an effortlessly poised palate profile.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 12 Years

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017