Patritti's 2018 Merchant Pinot Grigio has been awarded Top 100 status in James Halliday's list of exceptional Australian wines and Champagne for 2018.
Halliday says of Patritti's 2018 Merchant Pinot Grigio,
'Peach, lime and pear' says Patritti. This has very good mouthfeel and depth, the lingering finish fresh, without any unwanted phenolics. The Patritti winemaking team is a cut above, having long since created a well-justified reputation for high quality McLaren Vale grenache and shiraz.
This is the second time Patritti has been recognised in Halliday's Top 100 list, previously in 2017 for the 2015 Section 181 Single Vineyard Grenache and 2016 Merchant Shiraz.
Following on from Patritti's 2017 Merchant Sauvignon Blanc being named in Halliday's Top-Rated Sauvignon Blanc list in August, the company is starting to be recognised not only for the production of exceptional reds, but also high quality white wines.
Winemaker and General Manager James Mungall said, "It is no accident our white wines are starting to receive recognition. We believe the Adelaide Hills is perfectly suited to a range of white grape varieties and are producing some of the best fruit in Australia. By working closely with our growers in the region we are able to produce excellent wines with all the flavours and finesse consumers expect."
This announcement comes after another successful international awards season where Patritti collected 25 medals across five shows plus recognition as the Best McLaren Vale Winery at the Melbourne International Wine Competition 2018.
"Our consistent recognition at an international level illustrates Patritti's commitment to the production of premium wine of the highest quality, varietal consistency and great value for money," said Mungall.
Patritti's Top 100 wine, 2018 Merchant Pinot Grigio will be showcased at Halliday's Savour the Top 100 consumer event at the MercedesMe store in Melbourne on Sunday 18th November.