Arguably the most loved of the Mac Forbes Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs.
Mac has chosen not to provide traditional tasting notes for any of his wines. His aim is that his wines hopefully capture vineyard life and vitality. As such the wines are constantly evolving. He believes that the only tasting notes that matter are yours!
Mac's notes from 2015: "It was simply a gorgeous year to be a vine and as a consequence, the wines are stunning. With consistent rain through winter and spring, we entered the 2015 growing season with a good platform of soil moisture which is always critical. Warm days and moderately cool nights followed into summer which allowed a successful flowering and fruit set meaning yields were up on the disastrous 2014 season (incredibly low yields). Disease pressure was moderately low and as a result most vineyards offered amazing vitality. Early signs of the 2015 vintage are of wines with great energy, precision and structure. Harmony and perfume are also qualities we are associating with all the wines from ’15. The Woori Yallock vineyard was picked by hand on the 17th February 2015."
At 1.36ha, the School House block, owned by the Fergusons, has been leased by Mac Forbes Wines since 2012. The south facing aspect delivers relief to the vines from hot northerly winds. This unique vineyard, planted in 1995, produces stunning fruit in both hot and cooler years and captures much of what we are seeking in terms of suitability of variety to site.
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!
12.5 alc vol
|Units of Alcohol per Bottle||9.4 units|
|Maturation||12 months in old Oak. We recommend decanting this wine prior to serving 14-16°C|
|Allergen Information||Contains sulphites|