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2017 Mac Forbes Coldstream Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, VIC

Utterly charming and generous wine from Mac's warmest Pinot site.

$50.00

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About The Wine

You have to admire this guy's commitment to his region. He is one of the true champions of the Yarra Valley (and also, a champion bloke).

This is from his lowest and warmest vineyard in the Yarra. A wine only made in tiny quantities especially in a lower yielding year like 2017. 

Mac used 30% whole bunch in the ferment for this wine with the fruit spending 3-4 weeks on skins. The 2017 is showing beautifully now, it's lithe and cool, an articulate Pinot Noir of elegance and quiet power.

true lovers of Yarra Valley Pinot Noir, this is a must try!

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 Strathboogie 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.

The ever-affable Mac Forbes
The ever-affable Mac Forbes
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

This is our warmest Pinot vineyard, so we are conscious of protecting the fruit from hot prevailing winds and high temperatures. The soils hold much of the afternoon heat so this is usually the first vineyard picked.

Due to the increased exposure, this wine displays greater fruit punctuation supported by a firm yet dense tannin bed.

VINEYARD

Town: Coldstream
Region: Yarra Valley
Planted: 1997
Area: 1.6Ha
Clone: MV6
Aspect: West
Soils: Grey loamy overlying clay
Altitude: 110m
Harvested: 3rd March 2017

WINEMAKING

Fruit: 100% de-stemmed, portion foot stomped
Maturation: 11 months in old oak
Yeast: Indigenous
Fining: None
Bottled: 1st February 2018

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

This is the lightest, most crisp of the 2017 Pinots. Campari, orange peel, just ripe raspberry, red plum super fine grainy tannin. It's quite open and round at the moment. Plenty of juicy flavour. Delightful Pinot with plenty of detail. Yum. - Different Drop Wine Team

93Points
The Wine Front

"Orange rind, fennel seeds, squishy strawberries, mint and spice. It’s juicy, sappy, plump red fruits touched up with juniper and orange zest, supple powdery tannin, tang and length. It’s ‘house style’, as such, but a bit more playful and bouncy. Like it." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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