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.
This site comprises red soil and rock with good sun and wind exposure. The berries are smaller and produce a denser, spicier Pinot. Rosehip plays off a ferrous quality, driven by fresh acidity. There's an alluring mystery here... enter Agatha Christie.