Stella Bella, Otro Vino, The Italian, Margaret River, Australia, 2019
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.
A field blend of Sangiovese and Merlot. Wild and co-fermented and matured in old French oak for 6 months. No additions, bottled unfined but filtered to ensure pristine fresh sea breezy Margaret River fruti character for years to come.
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: None
In homage to the classics of Tuscany, this this hand crafted vino evokes the essence of Italy. Wild fermented Sangiovese with a splash of Merlot, it is captivating and filled with charm. Vespa red in colour it oozes with scents of musk, violets and sweet sour cherries. A wholesome medium bodied palate that is raw and textural with flavours of rich plums and vibrant cherries. Defined by lively driving acidity and savoury curves that give length, depth and lineage. Pure charisma and Italian style... Bella!
12 x 75cl