Merlot McLaren Vale South Australia
Even the finest Merlot is rarely seen front and centre as a pure varietal wine. Pertaringa manage an endowment of the finest McLaren Vale vineyards and can call on harvests of superior fruit for the construct of an exclusively Merlot wine. Layers of fleshy plum flavour, velvet textures and pliable tannins define the structure and style of Stage Left, essentially a splendid food friendly mode of Merlot, the first choice to accompany quails wrapped and grilled in pancetta or delicately braised game over red wine Jus and pureed parsnip grits.
Bright scarlet colour. Blueberry perfumes, sweet cherries and spearmint over background dark chocolate notes. Plum and dark bramble palate, cherries and currant fruit flavours seasoned by a twist of piquant spice and spray of fragrant herbaceousness, all supported by lithe, velvet tannins. A perfect match to meatball pasta or ragu.