2020 Arfion Fever

One of the most intricately crafted releases of Fever to date. This is a very refined orange wine from one of the Yarra's best.

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Dave Mackintosh loves to explore with skin contact whites. He's been playing with this idea for a few years, experimenting with his Smokestack Lightning range.

The Fever is a blend of 5 varieties from a single vineyard fermented on skins to showcase the character of the vintage.

The wine goes through natural malo, the fruit dictating how much goes through this process, then it is sent to bottle without cleaning up.

This is a bright and very well made version of an amber wine. If you want to explore this wine style, then Dave's offering is a very sophisticated place to start.

Wine is the sum of a vast number of natural and cultural elements. Some we can control, some we can't. They interact to make wine unique and terroir driven. Because these elements continuously change, the wine we make in one vintage will never look the same as the last.

Fever is our own particular expression of Yarra Valley terroir and the interactions of 2020. Sitting under the umbrella of orange or skin contact wine, it is a blend of 5 different varieties that are each perfect reflections of their soils.

A colourful mix of pink and orange, Fever has a vibrant nose of red apple, lychee, citrus zest and nashi pear. It has a bright palate with a juicy texture and a chalky white tannin grip.

93 Points - "Textural feast with ballistic freshness and a hardcore drinkability. Feels more rose than orange wine but has elements of all, light, powdery texture, a spread of berry/citrus going on, delicate herb and spice detail, saline minerally characters in the mix and a bit of floral stuff too. Juiciness is a feature, one could say too. So much easy pleasure, pretty as can be, intriguing too. Yes!" - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Customer Reviews

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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