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Patricia Chardonnay 2018


5 Awards/Critics’ Notes
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An elegant style balancing natural acidity with complexity and ripe stone fruit flavour. This vintage is a combination our two vineyards in Tasmania representing the best possible blend for chardonnay in 2018.


Vineyard Region: Tasmania and Yarra Valley
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 12.5%
Colour: A vibrant straw colour with a slight green hue
Aroma: The nose is complex with aromas of stone fruits, cashews, citrus and pear
Palate: The palate is elegant with minerally characters, struck match complexity and incredible length. It is a crisp wine with well balanced acidity, oak, and layers of intrigue.
Peak Drinking: Until 2025

Recommended food pairings: For the summer months the 2018 Patricia Chardonnay would be perfect with Garlic marinated king prawns gently fried and with a lemon mayonnaise dipping sauce. During winter try it with wild mushroom risotto. It is also the perfect accompaniment to a ripe brie cheese and slices of pear.

Growing Conditions: The fruit was harvested during the middle part of March in 2018 at baumé levels ranging from 12 to 13. The fruit was hand-picked and whole bunch pressed to minimise phenolic extraction.

Winemaker: Tom Wallace

Winemaking notes: All components completed fermentation in barrel on full solids and with natural yeast to add complexity. The wine underwent full malolactic fermentation to add a further layer of interest and also to reduce the high levels of natural acidity of the 2018 vintage. The wine spent 11 months in a combination of new (26%), and seasoned French oak barriques with the lees continually stirred to ensure complexity and refinement. The wine was bottled with an alcohol of 13.0%, a pH of 3.07 and an acid level of 7.08g/L.

1 Award

  1. 2019 Royal Hobart Wine Show


Critics’ tasting notes

  1. “Excellent Mod-Oz chardonnay. Complex aromas, grapefruit, white flowers, nectarine, subtle burnt match and flint. Plus a palate that is pure, polished and seamless. Textured like glass, the lemon citrus acidity providing great length.”


    Halliday Wine Companion 2020 12/08/2019

  2. “A very complex and complete aroma. The palate is beautiful, with great energy and juiciness. Delicate lemon and white peach flavours. A well-made wine of subtlety and complexity.”


    Toni Paterson 15/04/2019

  3. “Melon, grapefruit, flinty with a mineral style. Tasty oak and fleshy fruit with refreshing, lingering acidity. A generous, well-structured Chardonnay.” 


    International Wine Challenge 2019 08/05/2019

  4. “The colour is surprisingly light, the bouquet is fresh and young, undeveloped and subtly complex, with shaved-almond and subtle honey-nougat nuances. The palate is refined and intense, bright and reserved but showing good tension and length and promise for further development. It’s still very tight and restrained and I suspect it will richly reward a year or two’s cellaring. (Tasmania & Yarra Valley grapes)”


    Huon Hooke 30/03/2019

Delivery Information

All our products are shipped from Milawa, VIC.

Zone (defined by postcode) Fastway AusPost
Melbourne/Yarra Valley $16.00 $12.00
Albury/NE Victoria $12.00 $15.00
Sydney, ACT $12.00 $20.00
NSW, VIC Country $16.00 $22.00
Adelaide, Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast $16.00 $16.00
QLD Country $16.00 $28.00
Tasmania, Perth $25.00 $30.00
SA Country $30.00 $30.00
NT, Country WA $59.00 $36.00

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