This is the delicious, balanced, full on (2013) shiraz from McLaren Vale you have been waiting for. From the highly regarded Blewitt Springs sub region.The distinctive fruit is seamlessly matched to soft tannins. To be enjoyed with prime beef preferably in front of the fire on a lazy Sunday lunch. www.stellawines.com.au
Old Plains grenache. Extaordinary grenache from the last remaining old grenache vines on the Adelaide Plains. For the lovers of grenache who enjoy these lighter style reds. Being quite old, 2010, it has intense and complex flavours of raspberries and wild strawberries. Beautiful acid balance and soft tannins complete what is an absolute treat. A truly rare, unique and palate pleasing wine experience. www.stellawines.com.au
Great things happening with Chalk Hill varietals. It's always a pleasure to try something away from the mainstream, opening your mind to new food combinations and exotic overseas holidays. The fiano is layered, textured, and crisp with hints of nuts and grapefruit. The sangiovese is quite intense and fruit driven with savoury cherries. The grenache tempranillo is perfumed, cherry, crunchy spicy. www.stellawines.com.au
Some of New Zealands finest. Quality way beyond their price here. The whites from Marlborough are precise, distinctive, fresh and lively. The Wild Rock pinot gris is just gorgeous showing focused stone fruit with mineral edges and the sauvignon blanc is sensationally tropical and strong on gooseberries and gun smoke. So, love them or hate them, the Kiwis have put a stamp of authority on these affordable, delicious, food friendly white wines. Wild Rock is a subsidiary of Craggy Range. www.stellawines.com.au
Here is the new arrival on the block, Mencia. A red of medium weight and bright dark cherry colour. Originaly hailing from North West Spain and now showing in tiny quantities in the Adelaide Hills. It is delicious, being fleshy and juicy and tasting of luscious red berries with a little rhubarb too boot. Wonderful fresh,vibrant acidity and incredibly soft tannins. Made in incredibly small quantities! Try the La Linea mencia. www.stellawines.com.au
Superb chardonnay From Felton Road. From the Bannockburn sub region of Central Otago New Zealand. In fact the most southerly wine region in the world. Gorgeous zesty citrus flowers,some pure mineral and then nutty,toasty nuances to finish. No doubt some of the finest chardonnay available.www.stellawines.com.au
Very impressive outfit from Padthaway. Wonderfu lmedal winning shiraz and cabernet sauvignon.The second label, Jip Jip Rocks also packs a punch for quality,awards and value.The shiraz and sauvignon blanc at around $16 are outstanding.From mineral rich soils andthe maritime climate of Padthaway.www.stellawines.com.au
Continuing the journey in search of fabulous wines from small family owned, boutique style wineries.
Lobethal Road wines, just out of Mount Torrens in the gorgeous Adelaide Hills hits the high mark. Wonderful cellar door and superb varietal wines. The sauvignon blanc, pinot gris and tempranillo / graciano all superb. And if you enjoy something a little different, their roussanne is a truly memorable white wine.
Established in 1998 on 5.5 hectares and all powerd up by solar, this is my kind of wine experience.
WINE IN THE BLOOD!