Dave Powell has always pronounced a strong influence from French wine styles
and varietals in his approach to wine making, and The Pict fervently
displays these influences.
The wild, rugged and earthen aromas typically associated with the Bandol region
of France provide the basis for this powerful single vineyard Mataro.
Fresh soil, tree bark, cassis and leather dominate the nose with hints of spice,
chocolate and drying meats evolving with time in the glass.
The expansive palate is rich and dense with a rustic core of earth, tar and black
olive all tightly framed by the wines mineral strewn tannins.
Although beautifully balanced in its youth, The Pict has the constitution and
structure to continually evolve for many years to come.