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patina / ‘puh–tee–nuh‘ / noun. Aged lustre – the signature of time and environment.
Nothing can compete with experience and the ageing of vines when it comes to wine quality. It is combination of these that Gerald Naef, winemaker and owner of Patina Wines, takes encouragement from when making his Chardonnay wines.
Orange is a cool climate viticultural area due to its elevation. To qualify for the Orange Geographical Index (GI) the vineyard must be above 600 metres elevation.
The cold climate and intense sunshine produces Cabernet Sauvignon with intense fruit, high natural acidity and good tannin structure. These wines need time. Time to integrate and soften these natural tannins.