About The Wine
These awesome Snowflake wines are sort of a 'one and done' kind of deal from winemaker Dave Mackintosh.
Each year Dave isolates a special parcel of fruit which he makes into a stand alone cuveé. The wines are only released once. No two are alike. Just like a snowflake.
This year's is a real banger. It's six rows of Savagnin from the rising Vineyard which was planted many moons ago, back when they thought it was albarino!
Dave describes it as "One of those fuck ups that turn good." Savagnin being perhaps a more interesting variety for him to play around with.
It's a savoury, scrumptuous wine that we highly recommend pairing with a wedge of comte, or something equally as wicked.
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.