The Pannell Family believe that Picardy wines reflect the potential of the Pemberton region to produce flavoursome wines of considerable refinement.Picardy grapes come from well exposed, low yielding, non-irrigated vines, and further refinements are made in the winery. Subsequent releases of Picardy wines will improve with increasing vine maturity.
With their excellent pH level and tannin structure, Picardy wines have great cellaring potential and will improve for at least ten years. The current releases drink well now but will certainly benefit from a further twelve months in bottle.
The red wines of Picardy are particularly noted for their vibrant colours and intense fine grained tannins. The Chardonnay is produced in a delicate, refined style in keep with the great wines of Burgundy.
The Pannell Family brings a strong Burgundian tradition to Picardy. While reading the August 1999 edition of Gourmet Traveller Magazine, Bill read an article by Huon Hooke, which states perfectly the traditional Burgundian direction Picardy is taking in the production of its wines.