Named after Patricia Brown, the Patricia range is a combination of the best that we can do in viticulture and winemaking, and it is very special to the Brown family.
Brown Brothers Noble Riesling was the first Noble Riesling released in Australia in 1962. The grapes are hanpicked over three runs to ensure a range of flavours and botrytis level. The Noble Riesling is a delicious, rich, sweet dessert table wine.
95 points, 2019 Halliday Wine Companion
“Now isn’t this a beauty. Mid-amber hue with the promise of honey-drenched apricots, saffron-infused cumquat marmalade, and the aroma of toffee as it’s about to set.”
Gold – 2018 Canberra International Riesling Challenge
Gold – 2108 Royal Queensland Wine Show
Gold – 2017 Royal Hobart Wine Show
Silver – 2018 Royal Hobart Wine Show
Silver – 2017 Canberra National Wine Show
Bronze – 2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Bronze – 2018 Royal Perth Wine Show
Bronze – 2018 Royal Sydney Wine Show
Bronze – 2017 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Bronze – 2017 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze – 2017 Royal Perth Wine Show
Recommended food pairings: The complexity, richness and elegance of this wine make it a delicious partner to desserts such as vanilla bean and salted caramel semifreddo or a baked lemon cheesecake. It is also a perfect match with cheese platters – including strong flavoured blues and pungent washed rind styles, or with a rich paté at the start of a great meal.
Growing Conditions: This wine can be challenging to grow and to make. The right climatic conditions and the picking time are pivotal to the success of the wine. Towards the end of vintage each year, a portion of the Riesling fruit is left to hang on the vines for late harvesting. In the warm, moist conditions brought about by morning mists and gentle autumn rains, the grapes attract the mould Botrytis Cinerea or ‘Noble Rot’. This mould grows on the grape skins resulting in thinning of the skins which leads to loss of fluid from the berries, leaving them shrunken, raisined and highly concentrated in sugar and flavour. From these shrivelled grapes we produce our Noble Riesling.
Winemaker: Cate Looney
Winemaking notes: Fruit for the 2014 vintage was hand picked from during late March, between 19.1 and 20.3 baumé with significant botrytis development. The wine was bottled with an alcohol of 9.0%, a pH of 3.43, an acid level of 9.2g/L and a residual sugar level of 164g/L.
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