The Serie Luminosa range represents the pinnacle of Stella Bella's wines. Using premium fruit harvested from selected vineyards and only made in exceptional years, these wines showcase the stunning beauty of the Margaret River region.
Each glass of the 2016 Serie Luminosa Cabernet is alluring and elegant with complex layers that will evolve beautifully over time and always brighten your special moments. This wine is made without any compromise in the fruit selection or in the vinification, with a long pedigree of prior vintages of high quality.
The opulence of this wine cannot be understated. Vibrant aromas of cranberry, cherry and lifted rose blossom, combine with elderberry and blueberry. Balanced by a hint of coffee mocha. A medium weighted wine that is as elegant as it is intense. Supple brick dust tannin is supported by sweet, intense red fruits of cherry and cranberry. A beautiful balance of flavour and tannin with a salivating finish that leaves you wanting another glass!
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.
HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW
Deepish red colour with a tinge of purple. The bouquet has less of the nori, peaty and briny characters of the Stella Bella 2015 cabernet, but attractive floral, violet and blueberry notes, with sweet berries to the fore on both the nose and palate. The tannins are fine, ripe and supple, with lovely texture and balance. It's not a blockbuster but has terrific depth and subtle power. (Single vineyard, Gnarawary Road, Witchcliffe. 50% new oak. Trophies, Best Cabernet and Wine of Show at Margaret River Show 2016. Platinum at Decanter World Wine Awards 2018).'