Patrick Sullivan "Haggis"
Staff Pick
Organic
Orange Wine (Skin Contact)

Patrick Sullivan "Haggis" - 2018

Item # 41336 750mL
$38.99/ Single Bottle
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Production Methods

Organic
Orange Wine (Skin Contact)

Organic

Natural

Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives and technology.


Tasting Notes

The Haggis wine is a mix of all the grapes Patrick works with. Red Grapes are direct pressed as rosé and white grapes are made with skin contact, to make a sort of rosé skin contact wine. The wine is aged in ceramic egg for the last 6 months and is bottled unfined and unfiltered, with a small addition of sulfur.


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Staff Pick Notes

One of the most common questions we've been getting asked recently is "can you recommend a funky orange wine?" And while I consider myself a pretty funky homosapien, I prefer my orange wines to have a nice dollop of fruit to them. Enter Haggis. No, not the traditional Scottish dish of minced sheep innards stuffed into sheep stomach, but this supremely enjoyable wine from Patrick Sullivan. Clean, delicious, unfiltered, and unfined, this natural wine sports a pretty pink-hued orange color and is packed with both tropical and autumnal fruit, with notes of both pineapple, red apple, and a hint of that sought after funk. From Victoria on the Southeastern tip of Australia, this is made from a blend of all the grapes Mr. Sullivan grows, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. An absolute delight.

- MM

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Cabernet Franc

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Chardonnay

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Victoria

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