|Grape/Varietal : Pinot Noir||Color : Red|
|Origin : Australia||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Yarra Valley||ABV : 13.5%|
|Vintage : 2017||Natural Factor: Biodynamic|
Inspired by nature and the countryside of his native Australia, Patrick Sullivan works together with his wife Megan to produce authentic wines that reflect the terroir. Making their living on a farm in the Strezleki ranges in Gippsland, Sullivan is synonymous in the natural wine movement, although he prefers not to go by this tag, believing that the wine he makes is, put simply, the wine that he wants to make. Having travelled in Europe and then later studying viticulture, he is decisive in how he wants his wine to be: all about the fruit. He currently doesn’t grow his own grapes, but works with a number of small and trusted growers, who produce organic and biodynamic fruit. His goal is to eventually grow his own 100% organic and biodynamic grapes, and of course to continue his natural non-intervention approach to vinification.
Pat Sullivan's sister has a neighbour with a little Pinot Noir in the ground. The vineyard is a little off the beaten track, nestled between the Macedon Ranges and the Yarra Valley. Pat takes a swing at the fruit here with great results. It's premium Pinot Noir with a wild look in its eye. Some whole bunch action, minimal intervention and just a dash of sulphur at bottling is the story.
"Medicinal cherry scents, sniffs of blonde tobacco, mulberry fruitiness, violets. Crisp-edged red berry fruit flavours, a bit juicy but also with the edgy crunch of bright acidity. Mouthwatering to finish, fine in tannin profile, brisk and light, wild-edged pinot here. It’s just lovely drinking, best with a touch of coolness in glass."
Pairs Well With:
Fermented Thai Northern Sausage
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