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.
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.