2018 Arfion Kenzie Savagnin

Arfion |Yarra Valley |Savagnin
A Juraesque ullaged Savagnin from the Yarra's own Dave 'Bro' Mackintosh.

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Fiercely independent, Dave great-grandmother made the long voyage solo from Scotland to start life anew in Australia, and the Kenzie is named for her.

From a tiny block of only 6 rows in the Rising Star Vineyard in the Yarra, this Savagnin has become something of a journey for Dave, as he decided to explore both styles of the wine that the Jura made famous. This being the ullaged under flor style.

Apple skins, honeysuckle, and bees wax. Dry yet rich and very long, it has a creamy weight and a saline mid palate before it finishes with a lick of acid. This style keeps growing in Australia, and we are richer for that.

Picked early in the morning and at only 11.5 % potential alcohol to avoid excessive weight and retain freshness and great acidity.
The fruit was destemmed and spent a night on skins before being pressed directly to old barrel on full solids. Natural ferment took over and progressed at warm temps. At the end of ferment we bunged it up and let it slowly go through full malo and interact with oxygen. It progressively got better and better as it matured and developed great flavour, creaminess and structure. Not fruit aroma but a nice savoury styling without bruised apple.Left alone to ullage and develop a light flor. No sulphur in barrel for 22 months.

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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.

Winemaker Dave 'Bro' Mackintosh Arfion

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