The Wine: Jumpin' Juice Sunset 2018
Patrick Sullivan Jumpin' Juice Sunset 2018 is a rose' natural wine from Australia, made from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon farmed biodynamically. Juicy and crunchy, bright acidity on the palate.
The Producer: Patrick Sullivan
The overalls he wears to trade tastings give it away; Patrick Sullivan is not a city boy. He grew up in country Victoria and a love of the rural lifestyle has stayed with him ever since. His passion for living and working the land runs deep and he has made many sacrifices to build an idyllic lifestyle farming and making wine in West Gippsland. Patrick was aged just ten when the seeds for this life were sown and he watched with fascination the growth and development of the wine community in Heathcote during the ‘Great Australian Wine Boom’ of the 1990s and 2000s.
But even though Patrick was inspired by the wine community during a time of excess and ‘bigger is better’, he is focused on making wines slowly, gently, carefully and thoughtfully. His vibrant, energetic, and thrilling wines - such as his extended skin contact Sauvignon Blanc blend called ‘Breakfast Wine’ - are resonating with wine lovers. These are wines that show a new side to Australian wine, a less industrial side. Hand-crafted wines, minimal intervention wines. Just don’t call them ‘natural’ wines…