A super-limited experimental release of Riesling here from Yarra Valley hero, Mac Forbes.
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 sources his Riesling from a high-altitude vineyard in the Strathboogie Ranges. Traditionally, Mac leaves a degree of residual sugar in his Rieslings to act as a counterpoint to the searing acidity that this vineyard provides. Not the case here, this cuveé is essentially bone dry.
Mac fermented 100% of the wine in concrete which has delivered a fascinating textural element to the wine. It's a technique he's been experimenting with for a while. The wine it has served up is a belter. Roaring with power and awesome minerality, it's more intense than any Riesling Mac has produced to date.
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!
11% alc vol
|Units of Alcohol per Bottle||9.8 units|
|Allergen Information||Contains sulphites|
Strathbogie Ranges, Yarra Valley