Brown Brothers Patricia Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 4% Shiraz, 1% Mondeuse
Following malolactic fermentation, different parcels of the wine spend varying time in new oak; between 12 and 15 months. A range of oak types are used, with 84% in French oak barriques, 13.5% in American oak barriques and puncheons and 2.5% in Russian oak barriques. The wine is bottled with an alcohol of 14.3%, a pH of 3.55 and an acid level of 6.5 gr/l
Deep ruby red
Aromas of red summer berries and cassis
Intense, ripe Cabernet flavors of mulberry and blueberry, combined with nuances of oak and firm but fine tannins
Outstanding with grilled meats, beef or venison in a rich red wine reduction sauce and aged cheddar or parmesan cheese served with walnut bread
At Brown Brothers, located in northeast Victoria, mainland Australia's most southern wine region, the focus has always been on the winery's roots and the quality in the bottle. This philosophy is embodied in the company's motto "Nothing but the wine."
Brown Brothers owns 1,450 acres of vineyards and sources its grapes from five sites situated across a variety of climate, terrain and soil. These vineyards range from cool, high altitude areas to warm, dry valleys, allowing the winery to identify the perfect microclimate in which to nurture each varietal.
In 1989, Brown Brothers launched its pioneering Kindergarten Winery to mark the 100th anniversary of the family's first vintage. An enologist's dream, this state-of-the-art mini-winery is devoted to developing new viticultural techniques, enabling the winemaking team to experiment with several small batches of different grape varieties from various vineyard sites.