Wine "Rawson's Retreat" Merlot, 2013
The wine is bright red.
The wine has a rich, mellow flavor with notes of dark cherries and cranberries, soft tannins and a long, glamorous finish.
Attractive aroma of the wine reveals notes of fresh strawberry and red cherry, complemented by spicy woody nuances.
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 built 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.
Penfolds company has more than 165 years of experience in the field of winemaking. With its established it firmly established in the Australian market, has established itself as a quality manufacturer with an excellent reputation. Years of experience has allowed the members of the company to create a unique and distinctive wine "Penfolds style", which can rightly be proud of and pass on to future generations.