2021 William Downie Camp Hill Pinot Noir

Gippsland, VIC

A fine-boned and acid-driven Pinot Noir from a certified-organic Gippsland vineyard and Young Gun of Wine finalist


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About the Wine

It's always interesting seeing the differences between a winemaker's wines made from the same grape but from different vineyards; the Camp Hill has a relatively savoury nose but a palate showing red fruits, with loads of acid due to the vineyard's high elevation. The certified organic and dry-grown vineyard (planted in 1998) results in small, flavoursome berries and it will continue to develop as it ages.

If you like your Pinot Noir on more of the delicate side, then chances are you will really enjoy the William Downie Camp Hill Pinot Noir, which can be enjoyed now but will also cellar for around ten years or so.

About William Downie

After living and working in Burgundy for several years, it's probably no surprise that winemaker William Downie sought a patch of his own to grow and make Pinot Noir. Having originally purchased fruit from other growers to make his wines, he now leases five vineyards in the Baw Baw Shire in Gippsland with fellow winemaker Patrick Sullivan.

With his thick and bushy beard, he almost looks like the reincarnation of Ned Kelly, yet his intentions are noble: to create lo-fi wines that are hi-fi in taste, purity, and with a solid sense of place. If wine wasn't enough, his farm, Guendulain, produces pork, lamb, beef and poultry, and also has an orchard, vegetable garden and vineyard.

Winemaker William Downie
Winemaker William Downie
Photo Credit: Young Gun of Wine
Additional Info

From the Producer

- This site was planted in 1998 at 250m elevation and is considered the highest point between the Strzelecki and Great Dividing Ranges. The vineyard faces north with almost 360 degree views of Baw Baw Shire. Most of the vines are MV6 with a couple of rows of 115. It is dry grown and certified organic in conversion. The red volcanic soils have a little more rock than the Bull Swamp site and the wine is finer and more acidic as a result. This wine shows aromas of rosehip, crabapple and bergamot. The palate is balanced and textural with flavours of cherry pit, red currant and shiso leaf.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Bill the winemaker and Archie the horse among the vines
Bill the winemaker and Archie the horse among the vines
Gippsland, VIC

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