2023 William Downie Gippsland Pinot Noir

Delicious Pinot Noir from the Gippsland Pinot master, William Downie.

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The Gippsland Pinot Noir from Bill Downie is the darker, more broody of his pair of regional blends.

Bill calls Gippsland home and coaxes a beautiful earthy, savoury style of Pinot Noir out of its volcanic soils.

Made to be drunk now or after a few years in the cellar, this is a very impressive (and limited) release from this extraordinarily talented Victorian winemaker.

94 points
"A danker, more resinous expression of medium-bodied pinot noir... A beautiful wine, crafted with a deft touch, as is the wont of Bill Downie."
- Ned Goodwin (JamesSuckling.com)

A blend of fruit from the Matthews vineyard in Berrys Creeks and Manilla in Neerim South. Matthews was planted on red volcanic soil in 1998 and has always been dry grown. It is a cool, damp site and the vines grow dense, lush canopies. The vines at Manilla were planted to MV6 in 1983. The red volcanic soils face very slightly to the south and look in the direction of the Tarago reservoir. The wine smells of roasted peaches, iron stone and thyme. The palate is soft, round and textured.

94 points, "A danker, more resinous expression of medium-bodied pinot noir, befitting the volcanic soils of Gippsland. Darker than its Mornington sibling, exuding hints of blood plums, sarsaparilla and sandalwood along a frame of well-hewn woodsy tannins. A beautiful wine, crafted with a deft touch, as is the wont of Bill Downie. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold." - Ned Goodwin (JamesSuckling.com)

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