Langton’s celebrates upper echelon Australian Pinot Noir. Our premium mix articulates regional diversity and stylistic nuances, intimated by three winemaking visionaries. Each crafts among the country’s very finest: Bass Phillip, earthy and Burgundian; William Downie, transparent and minimalist; Small Island, a confluence of whole-bunch micro-ferments expressing single sites.
In this mixed six-pack you’ll receive two bottles each of the following Small Island Wines Saltwater River Tasman Peninsula Pinot Noir 2018 Bass Phillip Wines Estate South Gippsland Pinot Noir 2018 William Downie Gippsland Pinot Noir 2019
Bass Phillip is Australia’s most celebrated producer of Pinot Noir. The Estate, its flagship. Established in Langton’s Classification with a slew of plaudits. Bass Phillip Estate boasts an uncanny resemblance to Côtes de Nuits. No wonder, given the winemaker is Jean-Marie Fourrier of the eponymous Gevrey-Chambertin Domaine. Fourrier draws on the biodynamically farmed volcanic soils of southern Gippsland to impart dense fruit juxtaposed against an ethereal lattice of tannin and maritime freshness.
Bill Downie works farther afield in Baw Baw Shire, also in Gippsland. Cool, with its exposure to the squalls of Bass Strait, the site defines the William Downie Pinot Noir as much as a soulful confluence of biodynamics, vast experience in Burgundy and Australia (with a stint at Bass Phillip) and the vision of a spirit eager to reclaim his local roots. Bill has been called ‘the best producer of Pinot Noir in Australia.’
Small Island, meanwhile, draws on the cool maritime climate of Tasmania and the single Saltwater site, embellished with a minimal approach. Micro-batch ferments, resplendent with the use of whole-bunch and judicious oak, are blended. The wine is not stripped with filtration, but brought to bottle as a nourishing and complex whole.