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2017 Mac Forbes RS19 Riesling

Strathbogie Ranges, VIC

Smoking Riesling release from Mac Forbes.

$35.00

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About The Wine

The Mac Forbes Rieslings are built little differently to the average Australian Riesling.

Where most producers now-a-days look for bone dry Riesling as their style staple, Mac isn't afraid of a little residual sugar. For him, it's all about getting finding the best balance for each wine, and with the tight granite soils of Strathboogie giving the fruit an intense minerality, Mac feels a touch of R/S puts this nicely back in balance.

This is Mac's 'off-dry' Riesling with the 19 grams of sugar that remains just gives a lovely fruit weight to the palate whilst maintaining freshness. It's long, fine and full flavoured, something approachable now but that will definitely do well with some time in the cellar.

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.

Mac Forbes
Mac Forbes
Yarra Valley, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Exotic aromas, flint, lime, really floral, almost smoky barrel reduction, beautiful phenolics, sweet and racy, so good. It's balanced just so well. Delicious, long luscious Riesling with loads of personality. Spine of acidity that crackles through the finish. Love drinking this. Want something spicy on my plate. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

2017 started slowly in September 2016 and took a more leisurely stroll through to harvest in March. Punctuated with regular rainfall and a moderate warmth, 2017 was a gorgeous season. In Strathbogie Ranges, the increased elevation of 600m
ensured disease pressure was low on the back of many cool nights and mornings.
Low sugars and higher acids dancing with glorious fruit weight define 2017.

WINEMAKING

All our Rieslings in 2017 were crushed to the press and so remained until we felt the juice had built up enough tannin. Then this juice was pressed slowly to large old oak and sometimes tank where the wine remained without any additions other than SO2 until bottling in August. Time on gross lees with the phenolic back drop combined with the electric fruit profile has resulted in a series of wines that are only just beginning a long life of communicating Strathbogie in 2017.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 10.6%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

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