About The Wine
The Healesville Syrah hails from Mac's winery block sitting between Warramate Hills and Mt Toobelewong.
The heavy clay soils on this patch of the Yarra are perfect for producing a fine, elegant expression of cool-climate Syrah.
Mac incorporates a healthy amount of whole bunches in the ferment which lend a lift in aromatics and a crunchy, herbal backbone to the wine.
It's a spicy, structural style of Syrah which will develop more body and complexity with further time in bottle.
If you enjoy more fine-boned expressions of Syrah, this is well worth a look.
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, the Chardonnays are adored by lovers of fruit purity rather than winemaking artifice, and his array of off-dry Rieslings from the Strathbogie Ranges are among the country's most interesting.
Additionally, his ever-expanding range of experimental wines is a treasure-trove for the curious drinker.