"War of the Roses William Downie is one of the most gifted winem..."
War of the Roses William Downie is one of the most gifted winemakers in the Yarra and his 2011 Save our Souls is one of the most sophisticated examples in the market. Despite our team loving this wine, the true test is how it compares to imports from France. Bandol in Southern France is the true home of Rose, with Provence sitting in Bandol’s rear view mirror. But as gorgeous as some of these wines are they come with a hefty price tag.The Save our Souls is pale in colour, bone dry and textured like its French cousins and when tried blind or straight out of the fridge side by side with recognised imports few can tell the difference in quality or genuine interest in the glass. So for those who begin their weekend lunches with a bottle of Rose try it and you’ll soon understand why this talented producer deserves all the hype.