2016 Arfion Spring Pinot - $30

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2016 Arfion Spring Pinot - $30

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Our Spring Pinot is a vibrant, nouveau style that is made to be drunk early and fresh.

It is bright yet has dark edges, lifted campari, red/blue fruits and earthy aromas with a juicy, vibrant mouthfeel and tannin.

Volume 330 cases

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Yarra Station, Primavera and Willowlake vineyards.

From three Yarra vineyards that have very distinct soil profiles and microclimates that span the breadth of the Valley. By blending the three vineyards we can create complexity and interest without winemaking interference.

Vintage

Spring 2015 started with a bang.

Winter warmth, an abundance of soil water and above average spring temperatures steered an early budburst, fast shoot growth and plentiful fruit yield.

Everything was happening at a head spinning rate over the growing season while we ran from vineyard to vineyard checking on things.

Just as we were taking a breath, a little sporadic harvest rain came to test us with disease pressure. However, bright warm days followed, which produced the healthy and clean fruit we were asking for.

Flavours were great at low sugar levels, so it was decided to pick relatively early, while acids were fresh and these flavours were pretty and bright.

2016 was certainly a learning curve and a great weight loss routine.

Definitely one to remember.


Winemaking Stats

Picking Date – late Feb / early March    Variety - 100% Pinot Noir     Clone – MV6    

Hand harvested early in the morning to harness the fresh characters of the sites.
The lower Yarra vineyard of Yarra Station had 100% carbonic wholebunch ferment while the Willowlake and Primavera vineyards from the red soils of the Upper Yarra were destemmed and lightly stomped.
All natural alcoholic and malolactic ferments.
The vineyards were blended post pressing to mature in tank and old barrels to retain their freshness. Minimal sulphur just prior to going to bottle in early Spring with no fining or filtration.

Bottling Date - 17 Oct 2016    pH - 3.65    TA – 5.80 g/L    Alc - 13.0%    RS < 2 g/L