Arfion 2019 Pinot and Chardonnay
‘Such a thoughtful, intelligent winemaker, and totally without the affectations of many of the more progressive set in Australian wine.’ MIKE BENNIE, www.winefront.com
‘His wines are gorgeous. Soulful, vivid, speaking clearly of the land from which they spring. The entire range is cracking…’ DAVE BROOKS, www.adelaidereview.com
Arfion wines are amongst the most exciting, textural and expressive Yarra Valley wines. Their ability to reflect the many connections between vineyard, variety and vintage makes for joyful and delicious drinking. Pockets of nuance and detail slowly reveal with each sip.
A Kiwi native, Dave Mackintosh cut his teeth into the Australian wine industry at Brokenwood, followed by Giant Steps alongside industry veteran Steve Flamsteed. In 2011 he created his own label with his brother and father – ‘Ar Fion,’ which means ‘our wine’ – a nod to their Scottish Gaelic origins.
Dave’s ability to question the de rigueur of textbook winemaking has led to his adoption of thoughtful and progressive techniques. With various vintages in Oregon and Burgundy under his belt, he understands the importance of winemaking, while being respectful to the fruit, preferring not to interfere too much if he doesn’t have to.
Working with sustainable growers across the Yarra Valley, Dave’s connections have led to some plum vineyard contracts in the Upper Yarra. Both the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir come from Gladysdale – the cooler sub-region which can produce pristine and powerful fruit in the right hands.
These wines have a great following in independent wine shops. They tend to sell out within a few months of release, and we can see why. Here’s your chance to buy some of his captivating wines.
If you want some Aussie wine on your table this summer, this is a great choice. These are guaranteed to impress your friends. I’ll be serving them to mine – along with some Pierre Peters Champagne.
We’re offering over 10% for bottle buys and over 15% in a 6 pack. Buy a 6 pack of Chardonnay and 6 pack of Pinot and we’ll include free shipping.