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.