About The Wine
A blend of Macedon Ranges Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Western Victoria, mixed together for a uniquely smashable light red wine!
There's plenty to enjoy here, with loads of bright red fruit, sweet spice, all underpinned by a subtle earthy savouriness. Definitely works best with a bit of chill on it, too.
The two different grapes are fermented separately in stainless steel before being blended, with a bit of whole bunch used for the Pinot. Half of the blend undergoes a bit of ageing in neutral oak, with the rest in stainless. Sulphur is at a minimum, with a little bit used at fermentation and prior to bottling.
About Dilworth & Allain
Dilworth & Allain is the venture of Chris Dilworth and Loique Allain, based in the Macedon Ranges of Victoria. Chris' first job after high school was picking grapes, and soon enough he had completed the Viticulture and Winemaking degree at the University of Adelaide in 2011. He then worked in Tuscany, Burgundy, Tasmania, Barossa Valley and other regions.
Allain, an artist, has also worked in the vineyard and winery in Burgundy and McLaren Vale, helping to focus her passion for wine. Dilworth and Allain now describe themselves as negociants, buying fruit from three vineyard in the Macedon Ranges and crafting their own wines. They were the winners of the Young Gun Wine Award and Best New Act in 2020.