Picardy Merlimont

$44.00 A BOTTLE

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WINEMAKING NOTES

The Picardy vineyard is situated on a gentle north facing slope at an altitude of 300 metres and 35 kilometres from the Southern Ocean. The site was specially selected by Bill Pannell for its well-drained loam/gravel soils. Bill felt that this site would be perfectly suited to the production of high quality cool climate wines.

FOOD PAIRING

Perfect with your favourite cut of steak or a great with any burger! Almost any red meat will be amazing with some rosemary, garlic, mint or procini and you are on a winner.

TASTING NOTES

The Picardy Merlimont allows the Pannells to show a different expression of the Picardy  Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and is approximately made up of 40% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. This reserve blend is only produced in outstanding vintages and is given a full 22 months barrel maturation. This is a wine in the style of the old world Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon producing regions Рfruity but elegant and with excellent structure which will reward cellaring. The outstanding features of this wine are its structure, fine grained tannins, low pH without high acidity, excellent colour and pronounced fruit flavours. It should drink superbly for up to twenty years.