2023 William Downie Bull Swamp Pinot Noir Gippsland

From: $95.00

2023 William Downie Bull Swamp Pinot Noir Gippsland – William Downie established his own label in 2003 after several years living and working in Burgundy. His intention is to produce wines of purity and detail that reflect their place of origin. They are made in the most natural way possible, not pushed or shoved in any direction.

The 2023 harvest has created a collection of complex and enjoyable wines that include, for the first time since 2016, a bottling from the Mornington Peninsula. They are all fine and approachable now but each will reward the more patient among us. The wines from their own vineyards, Bull Swamp and Camp Hill, produced only around 1 tonne of grapes per hectare largely as a result, yet again, of poor flowering. While this has not adversely affected quality, it has severely restricted availability.

This dry grown vineyard was planted in 1981 on old, red volcanic soils at 150m elevation. There are four separate parcels of Pinot Noir, two north facing blocks of MV6 and another of Abel, as well as a more sheltered south facing block of MV6. A deeply complex wine with aromas of blackberry, dark cherry, plum pudding and wood spice. The palate is rich and very finely structured. Extremely approachable for a young wine but with plenty of potential for ageing.

Single Price: $120.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $95.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $1,140.00

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Quantity discounts available