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2020 Arfion Spring Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, VIC

Dave Mackintosh's early-drinking Pinot Noir release just in time for your Spring and Summer BBQs. Just perfect warm-weather drinking.

$30.00

About

About The Wine

Dave Macintosh loves his Pinot Noir in all shades and colours. The thirst for a young, vibrant 'nouveau' style drove him to release this, the Spring Pinot Noir.

For insane drinkability in a Pinot Noir, that's loaded with character, this is one of the tastiest of its style getting around.

It does the job Dave wanted - its irresistible from first sip.

A bouncy Pinot Noir brimming with jubilant fruit, this will keep you coming back for more and more and more.

Knock a slight chill into it and guzzle with abandon. 

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
Additional Info

From The Producer

65% - Full Moon Vineyard – Gladysdale – Upper Yarra

We work with Simon Harte at the Full Moon Vineyard in the Upper Yarra Valley.

18 year old vines are grown on chocolate coloured volcanic soils on a gentle west facing slope in Gladysdale. This immaculate vineyard is tendered to like a garden.

It’s a marginal subregion for grape growing but with careful vineyard management these vines have produced pristine and powerful fruit.

35% - Willowlake Vineyard – Gladysdale – Upper Yarra

This is our 7th year working with Tim Wray at the outstanding Willowlake Vineyard in the Upper Yarra Valley. Located on a south facing slope in Gladysdale on red and grey volcanic soils capping a tabled ridge of basalt.

Winemaking

Hand harvested early in the morning.

All of the Willowlake Vineyard and approx 50% of the Full Moon Vineyard was wholebunch fermented for a maximum of 12 days on skins with just a few foot stomps. This equates to approx 70 % of the blend.

The remainder of the Full Moon vineyard was destemmed and gently pumped over for a 18 day fermentation.

All natural alcoholic and malolactic ferments.

The vineyards were blended post pressing to mature in tank and a mixture of old and 1 year old barrels/puncheons to retain their freshness.

Minimal sulphur just prior to going to bottle in spring with no fining or filtration.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

It is bright yet has dark edges, lifted campari, red/blue fruits and earthy aromas with a juicy, vibrant mouthfeel and tannin. -Dave Mackintosh (owner/winemaker)

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