Arfion Pinot Grigio 2023


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Region: Yarra Valley, VIC
Pinot Grigio
First glance:
Dry and highly textural Grigio

Grapes sourced from 3 vineyard sites across the Upper and Lower Yarra Valley. 
Grapes are hand picked with the majority sent to press immediately. A large amount of the coarser "press wine" is retained in the final blend.
A small portion of grapes are kept on skins as whole bunches, and trodden over a 12 day period. All this is done to maximize texture and give a phenolic kick to the final wine.

A short rest in neutral oak, wild yeast fermentation, no filtering and very moderate sulphur addition, almost goes without saying.

Not complicated to drink, but a thoughtful expression of the grape to be sure.

The review:

"Whole bunch pressed, heads to old barrels.

Cool and refreshing style with a little extra under the hood. Lightly powdery in texture, some faint oatmeal-nuttiness, dry finish and a good squirt of refreshing nashi pear character. Easy to like. Go forth."
91 Pts, Mike Bennie, The Wine Front