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Zoom 2017 Château Planquette

2017 Château Planquette

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

2017 Château Planquette



What is natural wine?

The philosophy of natural wine is one of minimal-intervention, from vineyard to cellar. Natural wines are made using quality grapes, generally grown using organic and biodynamic practices, however vineyards may not always be certified as such due to the restrictive nature of these certification systems. Natural wines in most cases won't be filtered or fined, processes which generally involve the use of animal products.

Are your wines vegan friendly?

In almost all cases yes! Generally if you see "unfiltered and unfined" this will be an assurance that no animal products have been used in the process. The fining process is where conventional winemakers will often use egg and fish products (yep pretty gross) to remove sediment from wines. The sediment is natural, healthy and adds flavour so natural wine makers almost always leave some of it in.

Are your wines chemical free?

In most cases yes, natural wines generally use grapes grown using biodynamic or organic farming methods and will have none of the over 200 additives that can be found in conventional wines, with the occasional exception of a tiny amount of sulphur. Some natural winemakers choose to add a small amount of sulphur (SO2) to ensure their wines are less volatile, while a lot of natural winemakers believe strongly against this.


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