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Mac Forbes, Yarra Valley:

Mac Forbes gained international experience in Australian and European winemaking before setting up his own winery in the Yarra Valley in Victoria. Now with 11 vintages under his belt, he is a well-known and hugely respected international name. He is totally uncompromising in his work. Mac's philosophy is to concentrate on producing hand crafted wines from sites around the Yarra and Strathbogie Ranges where most of the vines are either leased on long term contracts, where Mac and his team look after all the viticultural practices. He has made a particular speciality of Pinots from different Yarra sub regions and looks for cooler sites, in particular those he feels are capable of reflecting a unique character to the wines. The scale of production of some of these individual sites is genuinely tiny - on a scale which allows foot treading to be a crucial part of the maceration.

But the range of wines offered by this energetic winemaker goes well beyond Pinot.  Mac also produces Chardonnay from the Yarra as well as varieties such as Riesling, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. And from the higher ground of the Strathbogie Ranges, he has also produced Rieslings since 2005. But Mac is above all a sensitive and intuitive winemaker, and in the warmer conditions of 2013, he crafted some deliciously fruity accessible wines in Pinot, Chardonnay. 2014 is altogether cooler, tighter style.

He has become a good friend to Clark and Foyster and the rest of our team over now ten years!

White


Guide Retail Price per case of 6 (£)
FODRR15B  RS10, Dry Riesling 2015
142.70
FORIE16B RS13, Medium Riesling 2016
142.70
FORIE15B RS29, Medium Riesling 2015
142.70
FOCHA16B Yarra Valley, Chardonnay 2016
146.40
FOWCH15B Woori Yallock, Chardonnay 2015
209.80
FOWCH13B Woori Yallock, Chardonnay 2013
209.80
FOWEC16B Wesburn, Chenin 2016
209.80
Red



FOPIN16B Yarra Valley, Pinot Noir  2016
161.30
FOJPN16B Yarra Junction, Pinot Noir  2016
209.80
FOJPN15B Yarra Junction, Pinot Noir  2015
209.80
FOCPN16B Coldstream, Pinot Noir 2016
211.10
FOCPN15B Coldstream, Pinot Noir 2015
211.10
FOWEP15B Wesburn, Pinot Noir  2015
291.80
FOWPN16B Woori Yallock, Pinot Noir  2016
291.80
FOWPN15B Woori Yallock, Pinot Noir  2015
291.80
FOWPN12B Woori Yallock, Pinot Noir  2012
279.90
FOWPN10B Woori Yallock, Pinot Noir  2010
279.90
FOSYR16B Healesville, Syrah 2016
209.80
FOHCS15B "Hugh", Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
276.90

Since Mac's project to explore different vineyard sites began in 2005 there have occasionally emerged even smaller-production wines which are given a sequential EB number (Experimental Batch). These bottlings represent the best result from trials: e.g. single block vinifications, extended barrel maturations, extended skin contact, different field blends, lower yields.

 

We have a few odd bottles of the following so if you'd like to try a few bottles, please ask.

EB: Experimental Batch

Guide Retail Price per case of 6 (£)
FOREB15B EB22 "Tradition", Riesling 2015
142.70
FOCEB15B EB20 "OV Chenin", Chenin Blanc 2015
172.50
FONEB16B EB30 Nebbiolo 2016
209.80
FOSEB15B EB15 Pretty Young Thing, Syrah Nouveau 2015
161.30
FOPEB15B EB18 P3, Pinot Meunier, Noir and Gris 2015
161.30

 

 

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