2021 Dilworth & Allain Franklinford Pinot Gris

Macedon Ranges, VIC

A light and fresh expression of cool-climate Pinot Gris from the Macedon Ranges


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About the Wine

The Dilworth & Allain Franklinford Pinot Gris wonderfully shows a sense of place and the sensitive hands of the winemaker. Subtle aromas of pear, citrus and florals lead the way, as well as some light spice.

On the palate, the acidity is zingy and fresh, with a silky mouthfeel coming from the wine ageing on its lees for several months and with no fining or filtering before bottling. The use of stainless steel and oak for maturing and ageing different parcels adds to the complexity of the wine, while ensuring it's not too overpowering in the mouth.

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

Hand-picked on March 14th, the fruit was de-stemmed and soaked on skins for 24 hours. Pressed to tank the following day. 50% of the juice was fermented and aged in French Barriques and the other 50% was fermented and aged in tank. Remaining in these vessels, maturing ‘on lees’ for 9 months. Racked off lees and blended in December, allowed to settle and bottled in January. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, with no other additives other than a small amount of Sulphur Dioxide before bottling.

Blend : Pinot Gris (100%)
ABV : 13.3%
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

The Wine Front

"All pinot gris, all destemmed, soaked for 24 hours, pressed, on lees for nine months. Franklinford Vineyard in Macedon Ranges. Muted but pleasing perfume of rose petals, dried pear, dried mixed peel. Flavours more akin to pear juice, light pomegranate notes, sweet citrus flavours, but fresh, thirst-quenching kinda vibe and shaped with fine, powdery-talc-like minerally feel. Feels serious, albeit quite light. Excellent expression." Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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