Stella Bella Serie Luminosa Chardonnay 2009

Margaret River
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£34.95 per bottle
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International Wine Challenge: Commended Winner 2012

96 Points - James Halliday

Light straw-green; a new level for Stella Bella, magically amplifying all the best features of the standard wine; all the standard top-end techniques are used for these two chardonnays, but it is how they are used that gives the finesse and purity both display.

Taste & Aroma

Score:96

Light straw-green; a new level for Stella Bella, magically amplifying all the best features of the standard wine; all the standard top-end techniques are used for these two chardonnays, but it is how they are used that gives the finesse and purity both display.

James Halliday on Mar 1st, 2011

Producer

Such is the excellence of all wines produced at this estate that in a blind taste test one would be forgiven for thinking it was Bordeaux. Set up by Stuart Pym more than 20 years ago, this outstanding boutique operation benefits from Margaret River’s maritime climate which is almost identical to south-western France’s premier red wine region. James Halliday frequently awards the property his coveted 5 star rating for excellence and the individual wines always shine in leading competitions such as the Decanter World Wine Awards and the International Wine Challenge. The range includes estate wines under the Stella Bella label, the Suckfizzle label from a single vineyard and the premium Luminosa label. Sourced from the 5 different vineyard areas owned by the Stella Bella, quality is always at the forefront of every bottle that leaves the wine winery. The Stella Bella estate wines are either varietal or traditional blends offering an affordable introduction to the styles they represent. These are the bulk of production and often sell out immediately upon release due to the excellent price quality ratio.

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Region

The Margaret River is situated in South Western Australia, about 200 kilometres south of Perth. This area may grow less than 5% of the country’s grapes but it produces a very significant proportion of the country’s best wine. The climate is Mediterranean, meaning that it is warm enough to make some brilliant Bordeaux blends and Cabernets, yet cool enough for elegant Chardonnays and Semillion.  Margaret River is made up of mainly smaller, boutique producers with over 215 vineyards across the region. One of our favourite producers is from this region; Stella Bella wines. We can highly recommend Suckfizzle Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon which is made from grapes from a single small vineyard in Augusta, Suckfizzle.

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