Petite Pearl represents a full-bodied, complex wine embracing an intricate burst of wild blackberries and cherry, with notes of wild mushroom, vanilla, and mocha. The tannins are soft with enough acidity to cut through the ripe, dried fruit, and rich savory elements. This wine has a Syrah/Merlot taste and ages well.
Petite Pearl should be served at cellar temperature, 55° and may need some time to breathe (10-15 minutes in the glass). Because there are no sulfites added I protect the wine from oxidation by limiting exposure to oxygen. Since there is very little oxygen introduced during fermentation and aging it needs a little bit of air to really open up. Once the bottle is open it should be consumed within 24 hours. If you only want one glass blanket with an inert gas (argon, CO2, etc), re-cork, and refrigerate.
• Pasta with a tomato-based sauce and wood-fired pizza
• Cheese, in particular, aged hard cheeses and Bayley Hazen Blue
• Chicken and duck, especially barbecued and braised
• Grilled meats, wild game, and vegetables