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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 ...READ 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 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.
Wine VarietyAll · Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends · Chardonnay and Blends · Other Reds · Other Whites · Pinot Noir and Blends · Pinot Noir Rosé · Riesling and Blends · Rosé · Shiraz and Blends
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Colour: Medium pale straw, green hue. Nose: Fine and restrained fruit and oak. Palate: Touch closed with racy spicy notes of ginger and herbs and...
Colour: Red pale and clear. Nose: Rhubarb and red plums with spice (cinnamon sticks), red cherry and fresh bark (pine trees). Red strawberry lift....
Colour: Medium red. Nose: Bright and complex with depth of red dark fruits pushing through an earthy mushroom and herbal thread. Finely structured...