Our Museum Wines

Miguet and Monet

In honour of the founders of Providence which they called La Provence, the Jean and Cecile Miguet family name is used to represent the reserve wines

Providence "Miguet"
2016 Pinot Noir

The nose is classic Pinot with red currant and strawberry tones that originate from the Miguet 1956 plantings of Pinot and the dark berries and black plums that originate from the Bryce 1985 plantings.

The vibrance and bright acidity on the palate holds the wine in suspended animation of youthful red fruit exuberance with that hint of black plum and a soft elegant silky palate.  The fine powdery cedar style tannins a a hint of the migration of this wine to an aged Pinot. 

If well cellared with limited temperature variation around 18 C and not exposed to UV light you can expect the wine to develop for at least 15 years I estimate the drinking window for this wine is 2023 to 2040.  I recommend it is best to open and allow the wine to breath for say 1 hour before enjoying.

Providence "miguet"
2016 Chardonnay

Mid straw and pristine in colour.  A white nectarine nose laced with wet stone/river rock ‘minerality’ and some struck match and roasted cashews and hazelnut aromatics.  The palate is rich and toned like a high performance middle distance runner.  It has white nectarine and toasty tones balanced with white pepper spice and a great line of acidity holding the finish of the palate tight and brisk on the tongue.  I briefly hesitate to suggest the richness on the palate originates from the 1956 Chardonnay planting that Madame Miguet tended so diligently rubbing the trunks in winter with her bare hands to remove excess bark whilst prior to harvest rolling the barrels up and down the path to the winery to dislodge sediment remaining in the barrels from the previous vintage, what an amazing commitment to quality and style.  I believe the wine will continue to develop and offer you experiences for the next 10 to 15 years.  I have 6 cases left in the museum so be quick.

Providence "Monet"
2017 Riesling

The Monet Riesling is an acknowledgement of the French ancestory of Jean Francois Miguet.  This vintage is a reflection of Riesling made with indigenous yeasts and halting the fermentation to retain a squeak of grape sugar.  The nose is typical of cool climate Riesling with lifted aromatics and spice.  The palate is spicy, a good acidity to balance the sweetness and complex.  That complexity in both taste and mouth feel is from the indigenous yeast fermentation.  A unique style and the wine is both drink now and ageworthy, I recommend drinking 6 over 2-3 years and cellaring for the next 6 or so summers.

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