About This Wine
Trevor Mast gets excited each time he talks about the 2010 vintage.
Mast is one of Australia’s most respected winemakers, and the man behind the Four Sisters label — an ode to his beautiful daughters. After several growing seasons that could generously be called “challenging,” a relatively uneventful year was most welcome.
“The 2010 growing season was one of the best in many years,” Mast says. “We had excellent growing conditions, which made for wines with great elegance and balance. Lower-than-average yields after a slow ripening period provided intense fruit characters in all the wines.”
That would include the 2010 Four Sisters Merlot, for which Mast limited the oak exposure in order to emphasize the wonderful berry and other fruit flavors of the grapes. Mast also gets excited when asked what he likes to eat with the wine. “It’s a perfect match with mushroom risotto,” he says, “and also great with Peking duck.”
Similar to Cabernet Sauvignon but with less tannin and fruit. Delivers earlier maturing wines. Often blended with Cabernet; on its own may soften with age, though fruit flavors may fade.
- Grape Composition:100% Merlot
- Grape Source:Central Victoria Growing Region of Australia
- Aromas & Flavors:Blackberry, Plum, Toasty Oak, Savory Spice, Sweet Cocoa and Chocolate
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionmushroom risotto, or Peking duck.
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