2021 Patrick of Coonawarra Methode Cab Nouveau

Coonawarra, SA

A fun and frisky wine, making you re-examine what you thought you knew about Coonawarra Cabernet.




About This Wine

The Methode series from Patrick of Coonawarra is all about reimagining what is possible in the region. Lo-fi wine, yet with science and knowledge behind as opposed to a wild roll of the dice.

Nouveau style wines come with a certain set of expectations, yet this Cabernet blows those expectations, as well and preconceived notions of the scope of Cabernet straight out of the water.

Dry, with a bright sweet/sour balance that is light and frisky, this wine is very much in the chilled red zone.

About Patrick of Coonawarra

Second-generation winemaker Luke Tocaciu, has taken his father Patrick's legacy, and run with it...

While it was the realisation of Patricks dream to farm his own vines, and make wines for himself, his surprise passing in 2013 forced son Luke to take over earlier than expected.

While honouring his father's Coonawarra legacy with their core range of wines, Luke has introduced a more contemporary range of wines with the Methode Series.

Respecting the past, while not being afraid to evolve and change with the times, Patrick of Coonawarra represents both the classical and contemporary styles of Australian wine.

Owner and winemaker Luke Tocaciu
Owner and winemaker Luke Tocaciu
Coonawarra, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

The grapes were harvested and crushed into an open fermenter. The must was left with CO2 cover to warm up and allow spontaneous fermentation with natural yeast. It was pumped over twice daily until day 5, when the juice was drained off and allowed to complete fermentation in tank. After this, a reverse osmosis filter was used to remove any large tannins with a molecular weight greater than 10,000. The resultant wine was then aged in 500L puncheons prior to bottling.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
ABV : 13.8%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Patrick's estate vineyard
Coonawarra, SA

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