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2017 Arfion Fever

Yarra Valley, VIC

Awesome intro. to 'amber' wine from a cult Yarra producer.

$30.00

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About

About The Wine

Dave Mackintosh loves to explore with skin contact whites. He's been playing with this idea for a few years, experimenting with his Smokestack Lightning range.

The Fever is a blend of 5 varieties from a single vineyard fermented on skins long and slow for over 50 days then sent to old oak to mature on lees.

The wine goes through natural malo, the fruit dictating how much goes through this process, then it is sent to bottle without cleaning up.

This is a bright and very well made version of 'amber wine'. If you want to explore this wine style, then Dave's offering is a very sophisticated place to start.

About Arfion

New Zealand born Dave "Bro" Mackintosh is the head man at Arfion.

After cutting his teeth at Oyster Bay, Dave settled in Victoria's Yarra Valley and after working with Steve Flamsteed at Giant Steps, began his own brand Arfion: which means 'Our Wine' in Scottish Gaelic.

Dave is all about letting the fruit do the talking, guiding rather than forcing, constantly searching for the simplest way to get young, energetic wines into the bottle for people to enjoy.

His Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio are all effortless examples of wines made with a ‘less is more’ mentality. By working with some of the best growers in the Yarra Valley, Dave has put together a gorgeous range of wines that have interest and drinkability in spades.

Dave Bro at home in the winery
Dave Bro at home in the winery
Yarra Valley, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Flowery aromatics. Frangipani, blossom, lavender, apple cider vinegar (in a good way). There's tangerine and tart citrus with a soft creaminess and a crisp chalkiness in the mouth. Clean and crunchy with all varieties seamlessly fused together to create a rich tapestry of a wine. This is a unique drink and it's very well done. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

Wine is the sum of a vast number of natural and cultural elements. Some we can control, some we can't.
It’s not just about the elements in isolation, but rather the collisions and interactions between these elements that makes wine special and explains terroir to us. Because these elements continuously change, the wine we make in one vintage will never look the same as the last.
Fever is our own particular expression of Yarra terroir and the collisions of 2017.

Sitting under the umbrella of orange or skin contact wine, it is a blend of 5 different varieties that are each perfect reflections of their site.
Pinot gris, Gewurtztraminer, Chardonnay, Semillon and a splash of Pinot noir from 4 vineyards that stretch across the Yarra.
Picking date for each variety was dictated by the site.
Blended and co-fermented over a long 50 day ferment.
White skins included.
100% wild ferment and malo.
Old barrique aged without sulphur.
Bottled after 7 months with minimal sulphites added.

Shipping

Shipping & Delivery

We ship primarily with Australia Post. Their fast, easy and reliable delivery is completely FREE for any orders of $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like.

The vast majority of orders are dispatched from our Sydney warehouse on the same or next business day. Estimated delivery time frames can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door.

Customer pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 8am-6pm Monday to Friday, except on Wednesdays when we are open until 7:30pm. A useful map on how to find us can be viewed here.

Lastly, orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape. Moreover, our heat policy can be view here.

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 1300 668 385..