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2017 Patrick Sullivan Chardonnay

Gippsland, VIC

Fine-boned organically grown Chardonnay from Patrick Sullivan.

$50.00

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About

About The Wine

Patrick Sullivan is focusing his efforts on producing top class Chardonnay from his Gippsland vineyard. 

The 2017 releases set a high bar for his new project. These are finely detailed wines, unique and superbly judged.

This is a blend of two vineyards under Pat's control: Wild Dog and Neerim South.

Fermented in large ceramic eggs, this is an unadulterated style of Chardonnay with minimal inputs. Glassy, classy and pure.

About Patrick Sullivan

The wild-haired Patrick Sullivan is a farmer first, winemaker second.

His pride and joy is his vineyard in the Strzelecki Ranges in the Gippsland G.I. of Victoria. On this plot of land, Pat farms with organic principals alongside Bill Downie, one of the most revolutionary winemakers of his generation.

Bill takes the Pinot Noir from the vineyard, Pat takes the Chardonnay and a few other bits and pieces. The wines are un-tinkered with, fermented in neutral vessels with little or no sulphur and are made to express their special site and the vagaries of vintage.

In Pat's words, "The wines are inspired by emotion, a moment in time and a sense of place."

Pat in his back yard
Pat in his back yard
Gippsland, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Chardonnay component Wild Dog: 80% of blend. Picked from a very low yielding North facing slope. Fermented and Aged in a ceramic egg. These eggs are made in the style of the schauberger cosmic egg.

Chardonnay component Neerim South: Picked in the last week of March. The vineyard apaeard so sleepy most of the season then came to life in the last 3 weeks.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.00%
Closure : DIAM Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Pat in his shed with his huge ceramic eggs
Pat in his shed with his huge ceramic eggs
Gippsland, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Lean, composed Chardonnay here and thrilling to drink. It's all brown apple and saline notes, some blossom and brown pear. Crystaline acidity with a gently waxy mid-palate. Crackerjack Chardonnay. Gloriously pure and expressive. - Different Drop Wine Team

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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