William Downie Gippsland Pinot Noir 2023


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Region: Gippsland
Grapes: Pinot Noir
First Glance: Fragrant, Fine Boned, Ethereal, Earthy

The Wine:
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.