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Picardy Pemberton ‘Merlimont’ Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc 2017

$40.00
Merlimont is produced from the same vineyard that produces Picardy’s Merlot, Cab, Cab Franc blend. It then spends extra time in oak to soften and develop texture. On first opening it is deceptively soft, round, cuddly and quaffable, but as it opens it becomes more structured, linear and intense. Bizarre, perhaps, but not uncommon with Picardy wines. Right now, this offers cherries, liquorice, plum and cedary oak. Decant well if drinking now and enjoy with lamb. Alternately, chuck it away for a decade.
Picardy Pemberton ‘Merlimont’ Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Wine Specs
Variety
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Vintage
2017
Winery
Winemaker
Bill and Dan Pannell
Body
Medium
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2030
Bling
92pts Nick Butler
Alcohol %
13.5
Closure
Cork
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
Generally this wine is around half Merlot and a quarter each Cab and Cab Franc. As per the generally Picardy lifecycle, this blend is drinkable in its youth but should increase in complexity for 10 years. The vines only carry around 3 tonnes per acre, are hand pruned and picked and unirrigated.
Pemberton, WA

Region

Pemberton, WA

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We are absolutely delighted to be offering Picardy Wines! Our Buyer & Sales Manager, Matt Wallace was the assistant winemaker there between 2000 and 2004.
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Pemberton, WA
Pemberton, WA

Heading south from the well-known Margaret River area (and you should – it's a lovely drive), you'll come across Pemberton tucked into the towering trees of the neighbouring forests. Things grow well here, so why not grape vines?

History

The soil is so good, in fact, local vignerons use a lot of tough love on the vines to keep them producing. Keeping them pruned back and dry is the trick. Chardonnay is the top drop in this climate, but those cool nights and warm days are beneficial to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Keep an eye on reds from this region.

Visting

Visitors should be ready to get outdoors and enjoy the landscape and coasts. It's not every day you can climb an 80 metre tree, after all.

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