This is a bright and friendly wine with lots of fruit: sloes, raspberry and blackberry mingle in the warm undergrowth. The palate is crunchy, stemmy and viscous and easy to drink. The grapes come from a vineyard in West Gippsland. The berries are hand-sorted, then the whole bunches are put into tank to ferment for about a month, after which they are pressed and bottled five months later.
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. They are not added to or subtracted from.