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2021 Coup De Foudre Pincha

Macedon Ranges, VIC

Juicy, fresh and nervy blend of Macedon Ranges Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Western Victoria.

$38.00

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Categories: Natural & Lo-Fi Wines
About

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.

One of the vineyards from which Dilworth & Allain buy their fruit
One of the vineyards from which Dilworth & Allain buy their fruit
Macedon Ranges
Additional Info

From The Producer

"Koo de food" A blend of Macedon Ranges Pinot Noir (60%) and Western Victorian Chardonnay (40%). In various forms, we have been producing a blend of this nature since 2017. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are two varieties that always create so much interest and discussion. We love the way they work together, a real family connection!

Essentially this wine drinks like a red, albeit a very fruit-driven, aromatic red wine which is light to medium body and refreshing/satisfying! Offering flavours of cherries, alpine strawberries and brown cooking spice. This wine will reward being served with a slight chill.

The two varieties were fermented separately and then blended. The Chardonnay was fermented in tank and the Pinot Noir was fermented with a small amount of whole bunch. Elevage was in a 50/50 mix of French barriques and tank. Bottled in late January unfined, unfiltered, with no other additives other than a small amount of Sulphur Dioxide before ferment and before bottling.

250 dozen produced.

Blend : Pinot Noir (60%) and Chardonnay (40%)
ABV : 13.7%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Loique Allain and Chris Dilworth
Loique Allain and Chris Dilworth
Macedon Ranges, Victoria
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

90Points
The Wine Front

"Pinot and chardonnay, from Macedon and Pyrenees respectively. Made in the style of a light red, pretty much. Savoury, dried cherry, smoky spice, undergrowth and game meat scents and flavours. Sappy texture, loose-knit and juicy with good concentration and depth, a kinda funky, earthy element rolling through and a nice chomp to finish. Delicious drinking, take a nice chill." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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