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Patrick Sullivan

10. Capricorn— 2019 PATRICK SULLIVAN ‘Baw Baw’ Chardonnay

$78.00

A precise Jura-esque Chardonnay hailing from Baw Baw Shire in Gippsland, Victoria. Biodynamically-farmed for the earthy Capricorn. 

Mineral aromas of flint and lush stone fruit characters. The palate is structured, generous and broad, showing notes of bright nectarine, yellow peach and lemon zest. A creamy, silky quality to the fruit notes, combined with high acid and a saline drive, delivers abundance of flavour and persisting length. An expression of exceptional standards.

In a homage to quality over quantity, this low yielding drop reflects impeccable purity and finesse. A fitting reminder that you reap what you sow. A special wine and a true testament to the ever-toiling nature of Capricorn. 

 

Winemaker’s notes

‘The 2019 is a blend of the I clone portion of chardonnay planted on the southern slope at the Bull Swamp Vineyard. Whole Cluster pressed to a new 2000litre Oval Vat. Fermentation takes place over 10 days with full malolatic taking place immediately post primary fermentation. The wine shows plush stone fruit, a rich structure and a savoury persistence, high acid and defined texture.’

 

 

Capricorn Season - December 22 to January 20

Ruler | Saturn - Element | Earth - Quality | Cardinal

 

Capricorn, the cultivator.

You have incredible tenacity. The cultivator, you are focused and methodical. Master of your own inner fortitude. Structured, responsible and enduring. Conscientious and dutiful.

You possess a no-nonsense approach to life. Pragmatic and morally righteous, your spectrum of view is black or white. Preferring not to play in shades of grey, yet contrast becomes you.

Your Saturnian stability is ever present, though you often seek rebellion. Deeply serious in nature, and yet you have a mischievous sense of humour. In the professional realm you may feel complete confidence,  while in matters of the heart you may feel strangely out of your depth. 

This contrasting self-belief can create an inner tension. A frustration, as you aim to excel at everything. Success and achievement define you. There is an almost bristling determination to your energy, a productivity, that has little patience for mediocrity. Your nature is one capable of moving mountains. 

The fast road to progress leaves little space for reflection. You have difficultly accepting compliments and rarely acknowledge your own success. You are the undisputed taskmaster of the zodiac. In this pursuit of excellence, you forget to recognise your own achievements. Stopping to smell the roses will give you the perspective to appreciate yourself. 

You may not pay much attention to your emotions, being so preoccupied in other areas. You see things differently - grounded in your focus and structured in your method. Emotions aren’t planned, measured or controllable, hence they are not your native language. Your values however, speak volumes to the strength of your character.

You’re a slow burn, but your fire lasts a lifetime.