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2019 Patrick Sullivan 'Waterskin'
2019 Waterskin is made from Sémillon, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc from the Bullswamp Vineyard (30 year old vines).
All varieties are picked on the same day from the same block. The Riesling is direct-pressed over whole cluster Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. The juice is then co-fermented for 7 days then pressed off to barrel to finish. The pallet is powerful with bright grapefruit and Melon, Passionfruit sandalwood and savoury length. A wine of certain power and cellaring potential.
All vineyards farmed by Patrick Sullivan (and William Downie) are farmed biodynamically (in process of certification), all vines are cane pruned, there is no tillage on any soil, all vineyards are on volcanic soils, and all vineyards are dry grown.