2016 Arfion Pinot Noir

Region:Yarra Valley , VIC

Style:Medium Bodied


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A gentle, charming Pinot Noir which perfectly captures the Willowlake vineyard.

RRP $35.00


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A cracking Pinot Noir release here from one of the region's brightest boutique producers in Arfion. The Willowlake vineyard that supplied the fruit for this Pinot is one of the most highly regarded in the Yarra. The cooler conditions, steep south-facing slopes and ancient volcanic red soils result in fruit with detail, elegance, perfume and fine structure. As always with the Arfion wines, the winemaking is as hands-off as can be. The fruit was early picked to retain freshness and fermented with wild yeasts and 30% whole bunches in old French barriques. There was no plunging or pumping over of the fruit - Dave literally just used his arms to gently roll it over, a technique he reckons adds "more detail, more life, more pop." This is a beautifully easy, gentle Pinot that unravels itself in the glass. Charming, intriguing wine with not a hair out of place.

What it Tastes Like

Lifted aromatics of sweet red fruits, with some darker, earthen characters playing second fiddle. The palate is light-to-medium bodied, with a gentle, seamless palate full of red cherries and raspberries, and faint dustings of spice and tannin. Finishes long and fresh as a daisy. Both playful and serious, and not a hair out of place.


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