Save our Souls Yarra Valley Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018
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We might need to save ourselves from Save Our Souls...A Pinot Noir from where the wild things grow. This is svelte and earnest, but deep and brooding, staying in a playful light frame but only fleetingly, moving from the very cranberry and sweet into damson plums, mushrooms and savoury earth. This is the kind of dance a minimal intervention Pinot does when it's in good hands. Ripe fruits, yet low alcohol, which is entirely a vineyard character from an organically farmed 'Syme' - lots of length. Very wild, very cool.
You might have heard of Bill Downie, who shot to 'wine-cool' fame with his ethereal take on Pinot Noir, expressing regions throughout Victoria. Before his own Pinots became so highly sought after', he was promoted purely on his philosophical take and love for Pinot, obsessing himself tasting the great wines of Burgundy. Bill's calling has always been wine, that he simply couldn't shake, and so 'Save Our Souls' is just one of many projects he works on. Along with mate Jason Searle and the aforementioned Bill, two friends from the vineyard of Bass Phillip bonded over a common love for a laugh and a great wine. They don't make 'picture perfect' squeaky clean wines - it's all about the grapes, not about awards or accolades. Plus nothing is added to their wine up until bottling, so sure, it's vegan, it's single vineyard, it's whatever you want to call it, but it's all about drinkability. Considered 'natural' by many, because they aren't heavy handed on such 'adds' if ever, at all... but they won't tell you that. These guys aren't afraid to splash out delicious, easy and great value wines.