PINOT NOIR - 2017
YARRA VALLEY, AUSTRALIA
Black cherry and earthen spices. Lovely violet perfume on the nose. Deliciously lean and structured but as wild as the vines the grapes are from.
Inspired by nature and the countryside of his native Australia, Patrick Sullivan works together with his wife Megan to produce authentic wines that reflect the terroir. Making their living on a farm in the Strezleki ranges in Gippsland, Sullivan is synonymous in the natural wine movement, although he prefers not to go by this tag, believing that the wine he makes is, put simply, the wine that he wants to make. Having travelled in Europe and then later studying viticulture, he is decisive in how he wants his wine to be: all about the fruit. He currently doesn’t grow his own grapes, but works with a number of small and trusted growers, who produce organic and biodynamic fruit. His goal is to eventually grow his own 100% organic and biodynamic grapes, and of course to continue his natural non-intervention approach to vinification.