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Patricia Chardonnay 2017


12 Awards/Critics’ Notes
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The Patricia range is an expression of Brown Brothers’ commitment to winemaking excellence. These wines are nurtured from the vineyard to the bottle, with the best parcels of fruit from the best sites carefully selected. Made in the Kindergarten Winery, the final wines are the result of fastidious blending to achieve perfect balance, depth, complexity and varietal character.

The 2017 Patricia Chardonnay is an elegant style balancing natural acidity with intense fruit flavour. The 2017 vintage combines two vineyards from Tasmania and the Yarra Valley.

It is a complex, reserved yet crisp wine with considered cool climate acidity, oak and incredible length.

95 points, 2020 Halliday Wine Companion 

Gold Medal 2019 Royal Hobart Wine Show

Gold Medal 2019 Canberra National Wine Show


Vineyard Region: Tasmania and Yarra Valley
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, citrus and roasted cashews.
Palate: The palate is elegant with fresh stone fruit and citrus characters complimented with a well-balanced acidity provided by the cool climates vineyards.
Peak Drinking: Until 2027

Recommended food pairings: For the warmer months the 2017 Patricia Chardonnay would be perfect with BBQ calamari with fresh seasonal herbs. During the cooler months, try it with a porcini mushroom risotto with fresh truffle shavings. It is also the perfect accompaniment to a ripe brie cheese and slices of fig.

Growing Conditions: The fruit was harvested during March and April of 2017 at baumé levels ranging from 12.0 to 13.0. The fruit was hand-picked and whole bunch pressed to minimise phenolic extraction.

Winemaker: Tom Wallace

Winemaking notes: All components completed fermentation in barrel and to add complexity 100% of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine spent 9 months in a combination of new (29%), 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%.

8 Awards

  1. 2019 Royal Hobart Wine Show

    Gold Medal

  2. 2019 Canberra National Wine Show

    Gold Medal

  3. 2018 Royal Hobart Wine Show

    Silver Medal

  4. 2018 Royal Adelaide Wine Show

    Silver Medal

  5. 2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Award

    Silver Medal

  6. 2019 Royal Brisbane Wine Show

    Silver Medal

  7. 2018 Canberra National Wine Show

    Bronze Medal

  8. 2018 Perth Royal Wine Show

    Bronze Medal

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.”


    David Bicknell - Halliday Wine Companion 2020 01/08/2019

  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 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.


Zone (defined by postcode) Aramex Australia Post
Albury/ VIC Country $12.00 $15.00
Melbourne $16.00 $12.00
Sydney, ACT $12.00 $16.00
NSW Country $16.00 $16.00
Adelaide, Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast $16.00 $16.00
QLD / SA Country N/A $20.00
Tasmania N/A $25.00
Perth, Country WA N/A $20.00
NT N/A $36.00


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