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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.

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 (£)
FODRR19B  RS3, Dry Riesling 2019
155.40
FODRR18B  RS8, Dry Riesling 2018
151.50
FORIE18B RS17, Medium Riesling 2018
159.20
FORIE17B RS28, Medium Riesling 2017
147.70
FOCHA18B Yarra Valley, Chardonnay 2018
155.40
FOCHA17B Yarra Valley, Chardonnay 2017
155.40
FOWCH17B Woori Yallock, Chardonnay 2017
223.80
FOWCH15B Woori Yallock, Chardonnay 2015
223.80
FOWEC17B Wesburn, Chenin 2017
216.30
Red



FOPIN18B Yarra Valley, Pinot Noir  2018
166.80
FOPIN17B Yarra Valley, Pinot Noir  2017
166.80
FOJPN18B Yarra Junction, Pinot Noir  2018
216.30
FOJPN17B Yarra Junction, Pinot Noir  2017
216.30
FOCPN18B Coldstream, Pinot Noir 2018
216.30
FOCPN17B Coldstream, Pinot Noir 2017
216.30
FOCPN13B Coldstream, Pinot Noir 2013
216.30
FOWEP13B Wesburn, Pinot Noir  2013
299.90
FOWPN17B Woori Yallock, Pinot Noir  2017
299.90
FOWPN16B Woori Yallock, Pinot Noir  2016
299.90
FOHSY17B Healesville, Syrah 2017
216.30
FOHSY16B Healesville, Syrah 2016
216.30
FOHCS17B "Hugh", Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
284.70

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 (£)
FOPME18B EB42 Pinot Meunier 2018
162.90
FONEB16B EB30 Nebbiolo 2016
216.30
FOPEB17B EB38 Showdown #2 Pinot Noir, Syrah 2017
166.80

 

 

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