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2019 Patrick Sullivan Ada River Chardonnay

Gippsland, VIC

Wonderfully subtle, gentle, flowing Chardonnay. A delicate joy from Patrick Sullivan.

$69.00

Out of Stock

Categories: Australia White Wines
About

About The Wine

Pat Sullivan has released a group of single-vineyard Chardonnays from his Baw Baw Shire stronghold in Gippsland, to go alongside his lovely vineyard blends.

The Ada River Chardonnay (actually from a vineyard called Manilla) was a revelation of style, as far from a big Gippsland beast as you could get. It's so fluid, textured but lean, with great acid drive, citrus power and a very slight mealiness.

A great sign for the growing maturity of Pat Sullivan as a truly serious, marvel of a winemaker.

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."

Pat in his garden
Pat in his garden
Gippsland, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Manilla vineyard at 350m in elevation, has the benefit of being in its very own natural Clos. This provides protection from the elements creating a slightly more humid and stable environment. The resulting wine is one of great power, depth and clarity. A pure, rare and pristine beast – the palate sings long and fast. 12 months in both old and new oak (30% new).

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Pat in his shed with his huge ceramic eggs
Pat in his shed with his huge ceramic eggs
Gippsland, VIC
Delivery

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