About The Wine
Dave has had a long-standing relationship with the Full Moon Vineyard. For some years now it has been the source of his highly touted Salo Chardonnay project in partnership with Giant Steps winemaker, Steve Flamsteed.
Here, Dave tackles the Pinot Noir from the same site and attacks it head on. Full whole bunch action through ferment, a mainlining of site with very little interference from grape to glass.
It's an excellent wine, clear, transparent and shows the fullness and fragrance of Yarra Valley Pinot Noir in a beautiful light.
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.