By Amy Looker
Brown Brothers will release their iconic Patricia range on Monday, 1 March, with the 2005 Patricia Cabernet Sauvignon (RRP $55.90) shaping up as one of the standouts of the 2010 release.
The Patricia Cabernet Sauvignon is the only wine in the Patricia range to have made the cut almost every year since the label’s first vintage in 2000, missing out only once under the strict fruit selection policy put in place by the Brown Brothers winemakers.
Brown Brothers chief executive officer, Ross Brown, said the winemaking team had done a remarkable job in producing the 2005 Patricia Cabernet Sauvignon.
“Our aim was to produce a classically varietal Cabernet rather than yet another fruit bomb and I think we have well and truly achieved that,” said Brown.
“The vines and canopies really thrived on the early season rains that year, while the cool, dry conditions that followed encouraged the development of some fantastic fruit flavours, natural acidity and colour.”
Also available in the 2010 Patricia release is the 2005 Patricia Pinot Noir Chardonnay Brut (RRP $44.90), the 2006 Patricia Shiraz (RRP $55.90) and the 2006 Patricia Noble Riesling ($34.90).
The range is named in honour of the Brown family matriarch, Patricia Brown, and was initially released in 2003.