2015 Stella Bella Suckfizzle Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

2015 Stella Bella Suckfizzle Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

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One of the more complex white wines to come out of Margaret River, this satisfying riff on the classic regional blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon is a star.

As Ned points out in his review, this is equal to the great Bordeaux blanc styles of Graves, with a beautiful contrast between lightly herbal notes and then a palate that sings a textural song.

Magnificent white wine.

Expert Reviews

Always a regional tour de force, this has high quality Graves written all over it; not merely fermented in French oak (60% new), but aged as well (40% new) for 14 months, with incremental batonnage to amplify the compelling textural detail. A citrus choir with the focus on lemon: lemon grass, lemon curd and ripe Meyer, all soaring along a balancing beam of vanilla cream oak. This is world class, transcending the general malaise when it comes to these oft-abused varieties. 97 points - James Halliday's Wine Companion

Tech stuff

13.0
Margaret River
2015
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2022
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Lemon and dill on the nose, the lemony palate fleshed out with background vanilla bean oak before a long dry finish.

How was it made?

Matured in 60% new French oak for 14 months, the wine built for further bottle ageing.

Who made it?

Stella Bella Wines evolved from the fusion of two passionate minds, Stuart Pym and Janice McDonald. They had a strong belief in the unique and expressive terroir of the Margaret River region, and it was this belief that carried them on their journey to create Stella Bella Wines. Back in 1996, Stuart and Janice took over the 'Suckfizzle' Vineyard, believing that its distinctive location would produce unique wines. They weren't wrong, and in 1998 the first vintage of Suckfizzle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon was released. The Stella Bella name was launched in the following yers, as their portfolio of wines grew. They added an estate range, an entry-level range under the label Skuttlebutt, and a premium range labelled, Serie Luminosa. In 2013, Stuart handed over the reins as Chief Winemaker to Luke Joliffe. Today, the Stella Bella team work with a variety of vineyards dotted throughout the Margaret River - Darch, Isca, Forest Grove, Karridale and, of course, Suckfizzle. Each site encapsulates a different aspect and terroir of the Margaret River, allowing Luke and his team to create harmonious blends across different vineyards, or to isolate single vineyard expressions and showcase the individual vineyard characteristics.

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