January 2016 | General, Recipes

Music + Food + Merlot Wine Pairing

Here at LaStella, all of our wines are named after musical notes. It’s a way to share their personality and character before you even open the bottle. So, we’ve put together a pairing (our suggestion) of food that we think will match nicely with our wine, along with music that will create a symphony for the senses. Cook, sip, listen and enjoy!

The Musical Note: Allegretto. Graceful, fairly brisk but in a moderate way. Medium tempo. Nor light, neither full.

The Wine:Β Allegretto – Full while still being a medium bodied wine. A wine that approaches you with a relaxed and balanced attitude as opposed to forcing itself on you. Integrated tannins and acidity along with a melange of red and black cherry fruit approach you politely in poise. The mid palate and finish have those classic cocoa nibs and coffee bean like flavours.

Lastella_Allegretto 2010

The Food: We thought this Pan-seared Steak Pizzaiola from An Italian Canadian Life food blog would be a nice pairing for the Merlot.



The Music: ‘Coffee’ by Sylvan Esso