The first wine produced at Picardy was the 1996 Pinot Noir. Picardy Pinots exhibit finesse and complexity, inspired by the great Pinot Noir wines of the old world.
Excellent fruit intensity, structure, pH to acid relationship and fine-grained tannins guarantee long life and excellent bottle development. The wines are also very approachable in their early years.
Since the first vintage in 1996, an increase in new clonal plantings and an advance in vine age has resulted in wines of greater texture, structure and complexity. Picardy Pinot Noir consists of 10 clones: upright, droopy (existing clones in Australia) and clones 114, 115 and 777 (which are special selections from the University of Dijon) as well as 5 new clones imported from Burgundy. It took 21 years - from the time Bill supervised the sourcing of these clones - until the last one was finally delivered to Picardy from quarantine in 2011.
When you think of top Australian Pinot, the West doesn't usually come first to mind, but this wine from Picardy is almost single handedly building WA's reputation for fine, Burgundian style Pinot. Bill Pannell, the guy who started Moss Wood, has an undeniable love and depth of knowlegde for Burgundy and his vast amount of time there is evident in the glass. It has ripe strawberry and cherry fruit, with underlying characters of leather, earthiness and spicy oak. This has the depth and intensity rarely found in Australian Pinot. Pour a glass and discover for yourself.
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PICARDY PINOT NOIR
Picardy Pinot Noir