Mac Forbes Wines Winery , Yarra Valley, VIC

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Mac Forbes Wines
Wine Region Yarra Valley
Cases produced 1,500-2,449
Address Glenview Road, Yarra Glen, VIC, 3775, Australia
Phone (03) 9818 8099
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About Mac Forbes Wines Winery

A prime mover amongst the new breed of switched on young Yarra winemakers, Mac Forbes has quickly gained a reputation for his elegant, unforced and finely flavoured cool climate wines sourced from the heights of the stony Strathbogie Ranges right ...

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A prime mover amongst the new breed of switched on young Yarra winemakers, Mac Forbes has quickly gained a reputation for his elegant, unforced and finely flavoured cool climate wines sourced from the heights of the stony Strathbogie Ranges right through to the rich soils of the Yarra Valley floor. Mac himself has spent several vintages in Austria as well as working for the Middleton family at iconic Yarra producer Mt Mary

Mac Forbes Vineyards

The backbone of Mac Forbes operation is eight small, hand tended vineyards that utiliise minimal inputs and sustainable practices to grow the absolute healthiest grapes. These vineyards span a number of subregions in the Yarra Valley (plus the vineyard in the Strathbogies), with said (unofficial) subregions then identified with unique bottlings. Winemaking also straddles the modern/traditional divide, with each parcel handled differently (and sometimes unconventionally).

Mac Forbes Wine Types

Mac and his team unashamedly aim for quite conventional styles (of sorts) aiming for purity of expression. The feature variety is undoubtedly Pinot Noir, drawn from sites around the Yarra Valley, along with precise Chardonnay, structured Cabernet Sauvignon, earthen Syrah and some off dry Strathbogie Ranges Riesling, not to mention the odd project wine - Austrian Gruner and Balufrankisch for example.

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2008 Mac Forbes Yarra Valley Chardonnay

Colour: Medium pale straw with pale green hue. Nose: Matchstick and melon (yellow-green) with pithy citrus notes and a textural oatmeal almond br...

2009 Mac Forbes Riesling RS 16

Colour: Pale straw in colour with a green hue. Nose: is tight and focused with floral notes lifting the tight lime herbal edge. Almost fresh strea...

2008 Mac Forbes Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

Colour: Red pale and clear. Nose: Rhubarb and red plums with spice (cinnamon sticks), red cherry and fresh bark (pine trees). Red strawberry lift....

2008 Mac Forbes Tradition Riesling

Colour: Medium straw in colour. Nose: The nose swaggers along with power and delicacy. There is an unusual balance between richness and dancing el...

2008 Mac Forbes Gruyere Pinot Noir

Colour: Medium dark red. Clear. Dark fruit and cooked spice. Nose: Touch briary with lifted fruit and floral/dried herbal notes. Dense dark and ti...

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