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Picardy Pemberton Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc 2015

Special Price $30.00 Regular Price $32.00
As always, this is an elegant and well-structured wine, drinkable in its youth but offering the potential of long ageing. It is medium bodied with fine acidity and finishes with fine, silky tannins. On the palate there are red berries, mulberries, blackcurrants, cedar, cocoa, a whiff of smokiness and violet.
Picardy Pemberton Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Wine Specs
Region
Pemberton, WA
Vintage
2015
Winery
Picardy
Winemaker
Bill and Dan Pannell
Bling
95pts Kim Brebach
Alcohol %
13.5
Size
750 mL
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

Heading south from the well-known Margaret River area (and you should – it's a l ...
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 ... Read Full Article
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Picardy Wines

Winery

Picardy Wines

We are absolutely delighted to be offering Picardy wines! Our Buyer & Sales Manager, M ...
We are absolutely delighted to be offering Picardy wines! Our Buyer & Sales Manager, Matt Wallace was the assistant winemaker there between 2000 and 2004. Picardy first made wine in 1996, becoming a pioneer of exceptional, cool climate Pinot Noir in Western Australia. Read Full Article
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Cabernet Sauvignon

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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. Picardy first made wine in 1996, becoming a pioneer of exceptional, cool climate Pinot Noir in Western Australia.

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Quite unlike like Miles Raymond in the awesome film ‘Sideways’ … if anyone orders Merlot, I’m staying. I am very happy to drink f%^&ing Merlot!

Merlot doesn’t get much love here in Australia – variously accused of being thin and reedy (region too cold) or soft and fat (region too warm) but rarely awesome, refined, structured or fruit intense. Much of the blame for Aussie Merlot being ‘crap’ has been ascribed to our clonal selections of Merlot – the most widely planted being D3V14, sourced from UC Davis in California in the mid 60s. It can make superb wine but it needs to be planted in the right sites and requires a lot of work in the vineyard to produce quality fruit. Historically most Aussie producers simply haven’t treated Merlot with that level of care. ‘Proper’ varieties, like Pinot, Shiraz, Cabernet etc have more time and money spent on them in the vineyard and winery because

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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.

Read more
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Cabernet Sauvignon is unmistakably one of the world's most recognised red wine varieties. It is produced in most major wine growing regions across the world, from the banks of the Gironde in France to Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, to the valleys of California where it overtook the Zinfandel variety on it's rise to glory. Since the late 1800s Australia has definitely proven itself in the world of the humble 'Cab Sauv'. Speaking locally, I turn the page on my desk copy of Halliday's 'Wine Atlas of Australia & New Zealand', to read: 'Whichever yardstick one adopts, Coonawarra produces most of Australia's great Cabernet Sauvignon.'

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