2020 Patrick of Coonawarra Méthode Skinny Riesling
The 2020 Patrick of Coonawarra Méthode Skinny Riesling is was made as a way to take the traditional crisp, fresh style of Riesling and give it body and texture. The grapes were harvested and pressed, with 20% volume of whole berries added back to the juice. Fermented on skins, then transferred to old oak Puncheons for 6 months. The resultant wine is complex, textural with an earthy element, backbones with a fine acid line and crisp finish.
The palate is full and luscious with the balance coming from the crisp acid finish. Made to enjoy with food and drink slightly below room temperature.
During a decorated career spanning more than three decades, Patrick celebrated international accolades while working as chief winemaker for several major labels. His focus switched in 1998, to fulfilling a more personal goal, in the establishment of the family owned and operated Patrick of Coonawarra.
Patrick’s eldest son, Luke Tocaciu, has now taken over the family business and continues to produce highly regarded wines from the famed Terra Rossa soils of Coonawarra.
"It’s always a winemaker’s dream to complete the story... To grow, make and sell our own produce gives us an enormous sense of accomplishment."