Wine "Rawson's Retreat" Merlot, 2012
The wine is dark cherry red color.
On the palate the wine shades of red and dark berries and, as in the aroma, notes of fruit cake supported floral, herbal and oak nuances and soft, perfectly integrated tannins, which are felt in a very gentle, long finish.
The wine has a gorgeous, fresh fragrant bouquet, composed of notes of cherry, violets, plums, dark berries, spices, reminiscent of fruit cake.
Wine perfectly combines with Mediterranean cuisine, pasta with tomato sauce, pork ribs, lamb, beef with oriental spices, risotto alla Milanese, lamb.
The name of the line "Rawson's Retreat" ("Refuge Rawson") indicates a stone cottage, which Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfolds are structured in 1845 among the famous vineyard Magill in Adelaide, where he and his wife Mary and daughter Georgina lived for a year before the construction of the winery Penfolds.
Wine "Rawson's Retreat" Merlot - a magnificent embodiment of everyday red wine of the highest quality, tender, juicy, bright. Merlot is one of the classic grape varieties in the world. It is often used as a component of a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec in the famous Bordeaux wines. Today, Merlot gained importance and as an independent sort, endearing generous fruitiness, soft tannins, openness and accessibility. The grapes for the creation of "Rawson's Retreat" Merlot is going to the best vineyards in McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills and Clare Valley. The main part of the wine is aged in stainless steel tanks for the careful preservation of fresh fruit shades. At the same time the crop with several sites was selected for maturation in French and American oak barrels for more depth and complexity.