2021 Mac Forbes EB77 Big Willy Nebbiolo

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2021 Mac Forbes EB77 Big Willy Nebbiolo

Perfumed, lithe and floral this is Nebbiolo at its most ethereal.

Tasting Notes


Oh so pale ruby in colour, with a slight rusty Neb tinge.


A floral and plump nose, red rose, red apple, confected cherry and ripe blood plum.


The palate is so, fresh and underpinned by sneaky hallmark Neb tannin. High acid, low alcohol, plenty of raspberry, cherry, spice, and savory tannin carrying the wine all the way to the back of the mouth. A lighter approach to the variety, a great light red pour or with a pizza!

It’s pure, fresh, and light as a feather. Delightful.

2021 Mac Forbes EB77 Big Willy Nebbiolo

When Mac Forbes’ resident Brit Willy P accidentally blew the top off a puncheon, he inadvertently created the perfect open-top fermenter for making Nebbiolo and EB77 was born.

Fruit from Dixons Creek was fermented for 28 days in the newly crafted (!) open top fermenter and aged for 7 months in a combination of small and large old oak.

About Mac Forbes

If you love premium and artisanal Australian wine, Mac Forbes is a name you need to know. He’s not only one of the country’s most talented winemakers, but he’s one of the most influential spokesmen for promoting the concept of Australian ‘terroir’, believing that wine should represent a time and a place.

Mac specialises in single-vineyard Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet from the Yarra Valley. His wines are delicate and finely etched, characterised by subtlety and grace.

His Pinot Noirs are fine-boned, Chardonnays are loved by those who look for fruit purity rather than winemaking artifice in the variety, his array of off-dry Rieslings from the Strathbogie Ranges are some of the country's most unique.

And his ever-expanding range of experimental wines is a treasure-trove for the curious drinker and he is honestly one of the most genuine and affable winemakers you'll ever meet!


Year 2021
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Nebbiolo
Country Australia
Alcohol content
11.5% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 8.63 units
Type Red Wine
Cellaring Potential 2031
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Yarra Valley
Appellation Victoria