Employing traditional Burgundian techniques, Bill Downie’s Momington and Yarra Valley pinot noirs have quickly grown to become some of the most sought-after examples of their kind in the country. The new addition to the Downie line-up comes from Gippsland and is every bit as desirable as its stablemates. An essay in elegance and finesse, expect a pure and multi-dimensional nose of spiced cherry, forest floor and sap, a palate that shows off velvet-like texture, intense pinot fruit and a long and seductive finish.
Gippsland is one of several cool climate origins in Victoria, helping to prove that a country known above all for simple, fruity, commercial wine can also produce fine, elegant bottles comparable with the best in the world. Bill Downie established his own winery in Victoria after working in Burgundy for several years. This organic, biodynamic wine is a 100% Pinot Noir aged for 12 months in French oak (50% new).
Full-bodied but admirably balanced and already complex and long. Vanilla and bold, dark-berry fruit and oak aromas; the palate is chunky and big flavoured, with firm tannins and a very long finish.