Stage Left Merlot 2019
Story: This wine is called Stage Left Merlot as the variety has never been centre stage in the vineyard theatre of McLaren Vale. We think that it should be enjoyed for its unique interpretation of this beloved Bordeaux variety.
Vintage: The 2019 growing season started with mild weather and below average rainfall. Some late spring rain provided a bit of relief from the dry conditions. A heatwave in January was luckily too early in the ripening cycle to cause any damage to the fruit. This was followed by a very mild and dry finish to the vintage, allowing good hang time and flavour development to the smaller than average crop.
Nose:The nose offers exciting, fruity aromas of red berries and mint.
Palate: The palate is smooth and rich with red fruits, followed by a tight and lingering finish.
Food Pairings: Try with chargrilled kangaroo with charred beetroot, sweet potato mash and lavender and sage butter.
Cellaring: Drink now to 2026
|Alc: 13.5%||TA: 7.1g/L|
|pH: 3.14||RS: 0.4g/L|