Arfion Pinot Grigio - Yarra Valley, Victoria (2019)
Arfion simply means “our wine’ in Scottish Gaelic. Dave Mac creates thoughtful wines with minimal winemaking interference under the Arfion and Smokestack Lightning labels. Dave labelled it as Pinot Grigio because it’s dry with an acid backbone and a savoury, moreish character.
It exhibits red apple and brown pear, rose and spicy cinnamon aromas with a hint of bread crust goodness. The palate is dry, savoury and textural with preserved lemon rind, fennel and pear flavours. 50% is sourced from the Yarra Station vineyard in the Yarra Glen subregion of the lower Yarra Valley. The soils produce rich but refined Grigio with a very floral aromatic.