I’ve always liked the Patina packaging. I’m going to simply reiterate what I wrote fours ago about it: “The label is incredibly striking, one of my personal favourites. An artistic industrial contrast of rust and steel? Or is it a rural scene, a slice of just turned field weighted down with a loaded firmament?”
Enough ruminating on the bucolic….the Patina vineyard sits at around 930 metres above sea level, ensuring plenty of cool nights and long days of sunlight exposure.
Patina, Chardonnay, Orange, 2015
Medium gold in colour. The aroma heady layers of honeycomb, whiskeyed oak, stone fruit conserve, buttered crumpet and lemon rind. The ripe layering continues on the palate with butterscotch/barley sugar, lemon drops, grapefruit and plenty of toasty oak spice. Wild ferments give a funky tang of complexity. Round, long and just saved before going over the edge by regional acidity.