Arfion Spring Pinot Noir 2021


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The Wine

This is always a beautiful wine to make. Vibrant, fresh styling from a blend of vineyards that add complexity from soil rather than any winemaking artifact. It has bright and dark edges that interplay. Lifted cherry and campari, red/blue fruits and earthy aromas with a juicy, lively mouthfeel and firm tannin.

51 % Yarra Station Vineyard – Yarra Glen – Lower Yarra

These vines sit on a rolling, north facing slope of granite and grey clay soils that have ironstone running throughout.

44% - Primavera Vineyard – Woori Yallock– Upper Yarra

Located on an east facing slope on bright red volcanic soils capping a tabled ridge of basalt.

5% - Full Moon Vineyard – Gladysdale – Upper Yarra

18 year old vines are grown on chocolate coloured volcanic soils on a gentle west facing slope in Gladysdale. It’s a marginal subregion for grape growing but with careful vineyard management these vines have produced pristine and powerful fruit.