About The Wine
Mac Forbes' Chardonnays are more delicate and nuanced examples of Chardonnay from the Yarra.
Just like with his single vineyard Pinots the focus is entirely on expressing the site from which the wine comes from - the grape is just the vehicle to do so. This comes from Tony Jordan's vineyard in Hoddles Creek - the highest altitude site that Mac works with and also the only one with red volcanic soils.
The resulting wine in 2017 is linear and packed with flavour. Tightly structured and focused but with amazing clarity of fruit.
It's a glorious drink and a truly unique and characterful expression of premium Yarra Valley Chardonnay.
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.