Otro Vino The Italian, 2019
Wild-fermented Sangiovese with a splash of Merlot, this homage to the classics of Tuscany is captivating and filled with charm. Vespa red in colour it oozes with aromas of musk, violets and sweet-sour cherries. Medium bodied with flavours of rich plums and vibrant cherries, defined by lively acidity. Pure charisma and Italian style... Bella!
Meet the maker: Stella Bella
Region: Margaret River, Western Australia - Australia
Grape(s): Sangiovese (75%), Merlot (25%).
14.5% ABV / 750ml / Vegetarian / Vegan / Organic
Stella Bella is a boutique winery in the heart of Margaret River. They create idiosyncratic named ranges in a low interventionist and organic way keeping their approach as simple as possible to allow their cherished vineyards to show their quality. The Italian Otro Vino is a field blend of Sangiovese and Merlot.
It is not merely in the names where Stella Bella’s 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’) reflects 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 The Italian’s Sangiovese and Merlot are wild and co-fermented then the wine matured in old French oak for six months.
No additions, bottled unfined but filtered to ensure pristine fresh sea breezy Margaret River fruit character for years to come.