2016 Didier Michaud, VDF, "Planquette"
ORIGIN: Bordeaux, France
GRAPE: Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 36%, 4% Petit Verdot
Special Notes: Organic
Chateau Planquette headed by Didier Michaud is a small 1.7 Hectares winery in Saint Yzans, Medoc. Organic since 1978! Didier is an anomaly in his region filled with Chateaus of ten of hectares making conventional wines. Didier has always been producing in the traditional ways. Soft extractions, minimum enological intervention and wines that are singular - Profoundly authentic Bordeaux.
The word Medoc is enough to have natural enthusiasts running for the hills. Years of sprayed, commercially tuned wine in this region have made it a symbol of all that has gone wrong with the over-commercialisation of Bordeaux, to a point where consumers lost trust. Fortunately for our customers we do the leg work to get you purely made natural wines, stigmas aside. Didier Michaud enjoys phoning his friends in Paris to put his wines in blind tastings with "prestigious" Bordeaux's. He loves seeing educated sommeliers at awe. Planquette is made from certified organic Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and small amount of Petit Verdot. An excellent, pleasurable Bordeaux. Didier says this wine can be aged for 10-15 years, we couldn't wait.. We do, however, recommend opening the bottle as long as you can before drinking (A few hours where possible).
In the mouth, cream of black fruits, incense, oak notes, sweet spices, tobacco, very light vanila lingers. Round and mouthfilling, dense velvety and deep, complex with spices with long tannic finish.
Food Recommendation: Stockyard Angus Beef Short Rib, Toriyama Wagyu, Venison and squid noodles, Aged Duck Breast Rice Cake