About the Wine
Another year brings another opportunity to try a new Patrick Sullivan vintage, and his Pinot Noirs are an absolute treat yet again. The Patrick Sullivan Gippsland Pinot Noir has his signature berry freshness and feeling of life on the nose and palate.
This wine comes from his usual vineyard, as well as some purchased fruit due to low yields. As expected, the acidity is utterly vibrant and the fruit is pure and fresh, with beautiful aromatics and the wine absolutely dancing in the mouth.
While all his wines can be cellared and will gain in complexity, this is one that is already looking really, really good right now.
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."