Patrick of Coonawarra 'P Series' Sparkling NV Coonawarra South Australia
94/100 Wine Showcase Magazine
SILVER - Limestone Coast Wine Show
BRONZE - The Real Review
BRONZE - International Cool Climate Wine Show
BRONZE - Australian Small Winemakers Wine Show
5 Stars Wine Estate
Top 5 Winestate Wine of The Year Awards
Selector Magazine "Supple and fleshy with stonefruit, melon and tropical fruit sweetness, nutty complexity, clean acidity and creamy texture. Shows attractive jubey ripeness throughout."
Winemaker "Bursting with floral aromas, delicate bready/yeast undertones and a hint of honey. The palate is fresh with fruit sweetness perfectly balanced with the crisp acidity that leaves you refreshed. This traditional blend of Chardonnay & Pinot has a fine bead & persistent mousse that is stylish and complex. The base wines are a blend of multiple vintages dating back to 2006. Each year, wine is added to the base to freshen the overall blend whilst remaining consistent in style and taste. The Pinot Noir in the blend adds a roundness to the mouthfeel, making it a traditional sparkling with great complexity".
Patrick of Coonawarra was founded by Patrick Tocaciu; one of Australia's leading wine (and AFL football) figures. Patrick's reputation for producing exceptional wine earned him many international accolades for the major labels he worked as Chief Winemaker, including; Tollana, Penfolds, and Hollick Wines. Patrick's distinguished reputation continued with the establishment of his own Patrick of Coonawarra Estate label. The wines are built on the solid foundation of extensive estate vineyards: 36 hectares in Coonawarra and 42 hectares in Wrattonbully. The Wrattonbully plantings contain shiraz, sauvignon blanc, and some of the riesling. All of the cabernets are grown in Coonawarra. The Estate is now managed by his eonologist son, Luke who continues the tradition of producing wines of varietal and regional excellence.
Coonawarra is the most important wine region within the Limestone Coast zone of South Australia, credited with producing some of the best red wines in the entire country, and often described as Australia's most famous terroir. It is located in the far south-east of the state, adjoining the border with Victoria south of Wrattonbully.
Sparkling wine is arguably the most technical wine in the world. This is because it undergoes not just one fermentation (to make the alcohol) but a second fermentation to make bubbles! There are many different types of sparkling wine; including; Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, Crémant and Sekt. Only sparkling wines made in the region of Champagne in France can be called Champagne.