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Vasarelli Vineyards Family Reserve Currency Creek And Mclaren Vale Merlot 2017
  • From Currency Creek and McLaren Vale
  • Trophy winning vingerons
  • Lifted ripe plummy fruit and fresh dark berries

Vasarelli Vineyards Family Reserve Currency Creek And Mclaren Vale Merlot 2017 x12

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The Vasarelli family settled and established their vineyards after emigrating from central Italy. Planting varieties they felt most suitable to the region, regardless of fashion. Their 2017 Merlot is medium bodied with lifted ripe plummy fruit, fresh dark berries and charry oak notes. Firm yet fine tannins add structure to the finish.

Wine Region

MCLAREN VALE

Drink Until

2025

Varieties

Merlot

Alcohol

14.5%

Foods

This makes a stunning partner for cured meats and tomato-based pasta dishes or tender roast spring lamb.

Oak

Partial maturation in American and French oak barrels.

Colour

Intense purple red.

Nose

Lifted notes of blackcurrant & ripe plum with underlying hints of dried herbs and cedary spice.

Palate

Medium bodied with lifted ripe plummy fruit, fresh dark berries with hints of spice. Soft, fine tannins add structure, it is a wine that drinks well now and will do so for up to about five years of age.

Background

For Pat and Vicki Vasarelli, the pairing of food and wine is as much of an art as their lively marriage. Having emigrated to Australia from central Italy they continue the Italian tradition of making spicy pork sausages, year-long cured prosciutto and strongly flavoured salted cod at their McLaren Vale home. The vineyard covers 40 acres and most of the root stocks are over 40 years old. Prior to establishing their own label, the Vasarellis sold their fruit to Wirra Wirra, Ryecroft and Orlando. Merlot has generally been planted in Australia with the intention of blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc to emulate the red wines of Bordeaux. In certain regions, however, the Australian climate produces Merlot with enough flavour to make a terrific wine on its own. The Vasarelli Vineyard, planted with 40-year-old vines, is one such spot, and this wine is a lovely example of the variety.

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