Region: Gippsland, VIC
Variety: Pinot Noir
Expression of time and place is the ever elusive desire of the vigneron. Bill Downie has honed his craft over many vintages between Australia and France, experimenting unapologetically in constant search of purer expression. Well and truly settled in bucolic Gippsland and producing wine of uncompromising quality, he has honed his focus to the alluring charms of Pinot Noir. These wines speak earnestly of where they are from and with Bill’s critical palate, the wines only ever improve. A superb, limited release.
Dense, alluring black fruits with something smoky behind the veil. Plum compote and fresh violets. Firm tannin kept lively by zippy acidity. Like being swaddled in velvet and it tastes wonderful as it sounds. More serious, if you will. One to take some time with.