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2018 Arfion Primavera Nebbiolo

Yarra Valley, VIC

Yarra Valley Nebbiolo from the upper reaches of the region delivered with style.

$40.00

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About

About The Wine

After years dedicating himself to Pinot Noir, Dave Mackintosh has gotten himself a taste for Nebbiolo.

Good mates with Luke Lambert, Mackitosh has been close on hand witnessing Luke's progression with Nebbiolo from the Yarra. It seems he's caught the bug.

He works closely with grower Lou Primavera (Primavera Vineyard), making Lou's wines and taking some fruit for himself. For this wine, Dave picked some of the Nebbiolo from Lou's block to make his own version of the classic Italian variety.

It's a lithe, elegant Nebbiolo, distinctly bright and aromatic and beautifully structured. Only a small amount was made and it will go quickly as Dave's fan base grows each and every year.

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
Additional Info

From The Producer

We work with Lou Primavera at the beautiful Primavera Vineyard on Lusatia Park Road in Woori Yallock, Upper Yarra Valley.The Nebbiolo is located in a very small block on a mild north-west facing slope that harnesses all of the day’s sunshine. The soils are bright red of volcanic, basalt origin which are fertile but free draining and give exceptional life to the resulting wines. In cooler years, the Nebbiolo may not fully ripen on this site, but in the more common warmer years this variety can really work.

100% Destemmed fruit is held at 10 degrees for cold maceration for 4 days prior to gentle warming and the onset of natural fermentation. The wine is held on skins for 28 days and regularly plunged throughout. After pressing, maturation occurred in old barrels for 7 months at cold temperatures without sulphur. Then racked, lightly sulphured and put back to barrel for another 2 months before bottling unfined and unfiltered. Just over a year in bottle to soften out a touch.

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Delicacy and purity of variety front and centre. Roses, both fresh and dried, cherries and white strawberry with peppery notes and a swet floral lift. Strawberry and aniseed. A great pop to the fruit. Beautiful, elegant Nebbiolo here. Beguiling and slender. Love it. - Different Drop Wine Team

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 10am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout.Your order will be packed and ready within 2 hours. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

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Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

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FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts?

No our pricing is aiming to the best in the market already. For very large orders (weddings etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call. How does the price match work?

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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