2017 Château Planquette

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Didier Michaud was born and raised in Paris and moved down to the tiny village of Saint-Yzans de Médoc in the early 1970s when he bought 1,7 hectares of land in a few parcels and after a few years produced his first vintage in 1976. In 1998 he started making his own wine.

A normal year Didier makes around 4500 bottles of his wine. You can see the benefit here of focusing on just one thing – the glorious proof is in the bottle.

He makes the wines in the very old co-op of the village, which was abandoned after phylloxera. As with all our wines, only grapes are used, no augmentation, and he gives the wines sufficient elevage to be able to do it without any added sulfur, time makes the wines very stable.

The wines are subtle, delicate, with a lot of prominent fruit, fine tannin structure and good freshness. Classic Médoc aromatics - because he doesn't follow the status quo in the AOC he bottles simply as Planquette, Vin de France!

– Andrew Guard, Planquette’s Australian Importer