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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!

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.

White



Guide Retail Price per case of 6 (£)
FODRR15B  RS10, Dry Riesling
2015
140.20
FORIE16B RS13, Medium Riesling
2016
140.20
FORIE15B RS29, Medium Riesling
2015
140.20
FOCHA16B Yarra Valley, Chardonnay
2016
143.70
FOCHA15B Yarra Valley, Chardonnay
2015
143.70
FOWCH15B Woori Yallock, Chardonnay
2015
204.10
FOWCH13B Woori Yallock, Chardonnay
2013
204.10
FOWEC16B Wesburn, Chenin
2016
204.10
Red




FOPIN16B Yarra Valley, Pinot Noir 
2016
158.00
FOJPN16B Yarra Junction, Pinot Noir 
2016
204.10
FOJPN15B Yarra Junction, Pinot Noir 
2015
204.10
FOCPN16B Coldstream, Pinot Noir
2016
211.40
FOCPN15B Coldstream, Pinot Noir
2015
211.40
FOWEP15B Wesburn, Pinot Noir 
2015
282.30
FOWPN16B Woori Yallock, Pinot Noir 
2016
282.30
FOWPN15B Woori Yallock, Pinot Noir 
2015
282.30
FOWPN14B Woori Yallock, Pinot Noir 
2014
282.30
FOWPN12B Woori Yallock, Pinot Noir 
2012
273.90
FOWPN10B Woori Yallock, Pinot Noir 
2010
273.90
FOSYR16B Healesville, Syrah
2016
204.10
FOHCS15B "Hugh", Cabernet Sauvignon
2015
268.20

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
140.20
FOCEB15B EB20 "OV Chenin", Chenin Blanc
2015
168.60
FONEB16B EB30 Nebbiolo
2016
204.10
FOSEB15B EB15 Pretty Young Thing, Syrah Nouveau
2015
158.00
FOPEB15B EB18 P3, Pinot Meunier, Noir and Gris
2015
158.00

 

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