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Patricia Chardonnay 2014


4 Awards/Critics’ Notes
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The Patricia wines are made in honour of the family matriarch Patricia Brown. The range is a culmination of the very best in viticulture and winemaking.

The 2014 Patricia Chardonnay is an elegant style balancing natural acidity with intense fruit flavour.

Tom Wallace, Winemaker: “With the 2014 vintage we made the decision to source fruit from our Tasmanian vineyards. Tasmania has a rich history of producing great Chardonnay; the cool climate gives the grapes a long slow development of aromas and flavours.”

95 points, 2018 Halliday Wine Companion 
“This is a sterling wine, at once linear, mineraly tight:thoroughbred. Excellent fruit definition with creamed honey and leesy notes, spine-tinglingly long and pure.”

90 points, 2017 & 2016 James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge

Gold Medal 2017 Tasmanian Wine Show


Vineyard Region: Tasmania
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 12.5%
Colour: The wine shows 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 stone fruit flavours following through. It is a tight crisp wine with well balanced acidity, oak, and layers of intrigue.
Peak Drinking: Until 2024

Recommended food pairings: For the summer months the 2014 Patricia Chardonnay would be perfect with miso marinated snapper fillets on a noodle salad or Portobello mushrooms, char grilled and topped with olive oil, onion and balsamic dressing. During winter try it with pork fillets and a lemon and garlic sauce. It is also the perfect accompaniment to a ripe flavoursome Camembert cheese and slices of pear.

Growing Conditions: The 2014 vintage combines two vineyards from the Tamar Valley in the north of Tasmania. These vineyards experiences cool ripening conditions contributing to a tight style with wonderful fig and citrus notes typical of a cool climate chardonnay.

Winemaker: Tom Wallace

Winemaking notes: The fruit was harvested during April 2014 at baumé levels ranging from 12.5 to 13.5. The fruit was hand picked and whole bunch pressed to minimise phenolic extraction. 100% of the wine completed fermentation in barrel and to add complexity 100% of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine spent 11 months in a combination of new (35%), and seasoned French oak barriques with the lees continually stirred to ensure complexity and refinement. The wine was bottled with an alcohol of 12.5%, a pH of 3.2 and an acid level of 6.7 g/L.

3 Awards

  1. 2017 Tasmanian Wine Show

    Gold Medal

  2. 2016 Perth Royal Wine Show

    Bronze Medal

  3. 2016 Royal Hobart Wine Show

    Bronze Medal

Critics’ tasting notes

  1. “With Brown Brothers’ foray into Tasmania, no surprise the fruit for Patricia comes off the Kayena Vineyard (55%), the rest White Hills. This is a sterling wine at once linear, minerally, tight, a thoroughbred but not devoid of flavour. Excellent fruit definition with creamed honey and leesy notes, spine-tingling long and pure.”

    Jane Faulkner - Halliday Wine Companion 01/08/2017

Delivery Information

All our products are shipped from our Winery in Milawa, VIC.

COVID-19 DELIVERY ETA UPDATE: Our delivery partners are currently experiencing huge increase in volumes, and as a result, you might experience a delay in delivery.  Delivery ETA: 3 to 20 business days pending postcodes.


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