Patrick Sullivan

2022 Patrick Sullivan 'Woori Yallock' Chardonnay

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Sourced from the Lusatia Park Vineyard in the upper parts of the Yarra Valley, this is a concentrated and intense, yet gorgeously rounded Chardonnay from Patrick Sullivan.

Woori Yallock is a new Chardonnay for Patrick, sourcing fruit from Lusatia Park, upper Yarra Valley, from 2022 onwards. 

Woori Yallock is textural and layered, gingery and spicy, citrus zest and toasted almond. There is Patrick's trademark purity and concentration, along with zippy, limey acidity and great mouthfeel. An absolute pleasure to drink.

From Patrick:

Located at Woori Yallock in the upper reaches of the Yarra Valley. Excellent north facing slope at an almost perfect altitude for this part of Victoria. The vineyard was planted in 1985 and is situated on the much desired red basalt soils that contribute to the extraordinary length the wines provide.

Nose: Brioche, pear, lime, spice, rich and mineral with intense acid drive.

Palate: Stone fruit, lychee, brioche, well rounded with texture

Wine Making The fruit is hand harvested into 15kg baskets and transferred to the winery. The fruit is whole cluster crushed into the press and drained off into tank for settling. Primary fermentation takes place in barrique (30% new) over 3 weeks followed by complete malolactic fermentation. Lees stirring occurs twice towards the end of primary fermentation then once more at the completion of malolactic fermentation. 200 cases produced