Picardy Pinot Noir

$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

A perfect match with duck, casseroles and stews like Beef Bourguignon! Also great with fish and pasta dishes.

TASTING NOTES

It opens with the typical (and much loved) Picardy characters of black cherry, blood plum and green olive, fringed in lightly toasted, spicy, Burgundian oak.  It is pretty.  Pristine.  Fragrant.  On the palate it is lifted, alive, and incredibly long – the flavours mingle and, sort of, plume, through the finish.  The fruit sits right on the back palate, languid as you like.  The acidity is bright and refreshing.  The texture in the mouth is something to note – there is a fine yet gravelly grip that keeps the jubilant flavours on the palate honest.  The flavour is concentrated and intense, belying its pale colour, it is alive.  The wine finishes with a final flick of pomegranate and cherry, a suggestion of spice form the fine oak, and a swoosh of cleansing acidity that ties it all together.  Rockstar.  Best yet – no question.