Stella Bella, Otro Vino, Chardonnay, Margaret River, Australia, 2022
This boutique winery in the heart of Margaret River creates idiosyncratic named ranges like Suckfizzle in a low interventionist and organic way keeping their approach as simple as possible to allow their cherished vineyards to show their quality.
It is not merely in the names where these wines are memorable, as once you have tasted them you will see why Luke Jolliffe, the winemaker, continues to receive recognition and awards from around the world for wines that have that wonderful Margaret River restraint and elegance, but are bound together with a fruit purity that makes them delectable.
Otro Vino meaning other wine is Stella Bella’s explorative and adventurous attitude. It perfectly showcases a range of current and new wines that are progressive, experimental and are different from classic Margaret River. Otro Vino is our means to showcase the history, evolution and future innovation of Stella Bella.
Hand-picked at approx. 12.0 - 13° Baume and 8 - 9g/L TA. Whole bunch pressed to extract the free run juice. 100% wild fermented in 5+ year old French oak barriques to ensure a pure fruit flavour.
Type: 5 Year Old French Oak
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: None
Elegant, textural and a bit wild. Focused fruit is bound by texture and stimulates the palate. Aromas of baths salts, lanoline and green mango are backed up by the Mendoza clone punch. Chalky texture and an all-natural acid create tension and drive the palate. This is Southern Margaret River' s Chablis style Chardonnay at its best. No additions and Low SO2 in these wines.
Tuna and salmon sashimi.
12 x 75cl