About The Wine
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.
This is an honest and compelling version of Pinot Noir from a little gem of a Victorian vineyard delivered by one of the must-watch avant-garde producers of Australian wine.
About Patrick Sullivan
The wild-haired Patrick Sullivan is a farmer first, winemaker second.
His pride and joy is his vineyard in the Strezleki 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."