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  • A wonderful example of Mornington Pinot
  • Tight and precise with fine texture
  • A Pinot Noir lover's delight

Tasting Notes

Colour Ruby-Red
Nose Raspberry, cranberry and blood plums with violets, lavender and undergrowth.
Palate The palate has sweet red fruits and some subtle oak derived spice. Textured, fine and long with crisp, noticeable acidity.
Food Pairing Eggplant tartare, egg jam and saltbush lamb jerky.
Cellaring 10-15 Years
Notes Very approachable but built for the long haul.
Variety Pinot Noir
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2015
Region Mornington Peninsula
Country Australia
Sustainability None
Alcohol 13.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Diam
William Downie
William Downie brings the soul of Burgundy to the wine regions of Victoria with his exquisite collection of Pinot Noir. After years spent living and working among the vineyards of Burgundy, William returned to Australia where he joined Steve Webber at De Bortoli’s Yarra Valley winery, earning a reputation, according to Steve, as the best winemaker in Australia. His affinity with Pinot Noir gained momentum during this time and in 2003 William launched his own label, William Downie Wines.

Driven by a passion for the intricacies of terroir, William Downie’s wines provide a stage for regionality to shine. Each of his Pinot Noirs is an expression of the region it hails from, with the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Gippsland wines displaying unique regional traits that reflect their origins. Named the Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine Young Australian Winemaker of The Year in 2006, William Downie’s winemaking journey is one worth joining.
Mornington Peninsula
The quality of Mornington Peninsula wines has skyrocketed in the past few years, and no grape variety has done so more than Pinot Noir wrote Huon Hooke back in 2012 in the Sydney Morning Herald. Rightly too, for the wines are superb and have been compared to the magnificent Vosnee Romanee.

The cool climate region to the South of Melbourne experiences a maritime climate ideally suited to the cultivation of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz (Syrah) and Pinot Gris. The maritime climate is greatly influenced by Bass Straight and Port Philip Bay high winds. The winds limit frost and humidity which in turn limits mould and mildews which can plague Pinot vines grown elsewhere.


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