Patrick Jessie Botrytis Riesling 2010 Gift Boxed ~ Coonawarra, South Australia
GOLD - Cairns Wine Show
GOLD - Canberra International Riesling Challenge
SILVER - Limestone Coast Wine Show
5 STARS - Winestate Wine of the Year Awards
Winestate Wine of the Year Top 5 & 5 star
BRONZE - Australian Sweet Wine Challenge
BRONZE - Boutique Wine show
BRONZE - Australian Cool Climate Wine Show
BRONZE - Royal Melbourne Wine Show
BRONZE - Australian Small Winemakers Show
BRONZE - Limestone Coast Wine Show
Winestate Magazine - "Nicely aged toasty toffee characters on the luscious fruit nose. Very elegant, harmoniously balanced palate. Good complexity of aged fruit, honey, and spicy flavors".
The Winemaker - "The 2010 vintage saw the rare weather event of wetter conditions followed by dry, humid days. These were perfect conditions for the Botrytis Cinera fungus to grow on the Riesling grapes. The resultant concentrated berries have been masterfully transformed into this luscious, complex dessert wine. Aromas of apricot marmalade & orange peel fill the glass. The palate is rich and viscous with honeyed fruits perfectly balanced with the citrus finish."
Patrick of Coonawarra was established by celebrated winemaker Patrick Tocaciu.
During a decorated career spanning more than three decades, he has celebrated international accolades while working as chief winemaker for several major labels. The focus then switched to fulfilling a more personal goal in the establishment of the family-owned and operated Patrick of Coonawarra, in 2004.
Patrick’s eldest son, Luke, has now taken over the family business and continues to produce highly regarded wines from the famed Terra Rossa soils of Coonawarra.
Only the highest quality fruit is sourced from their estate owned and managed vineyards, ensuring an unwavering commitment to quality and delivering handcrafted, premium wines with Regionality and Personality.
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.
Riesling is a light-skinned, aromatic grape of German origin which is – if the majority of top wine critics are to be believed – the world's finest white wine grape variety.