The wine no one believed we would ever make...
About The Wine
This is the anti-Mac-Forbesian Chardonnay.
If you're familiar with how Mac handles this variety, you'll know he typically looks for a leaner style of Chardonnay from the Yarra. More Chablis than Montrachet, you might say.
For this wine, Mac's done the opposite of his usual Chardonnay making modus operendi. Full malolactic fermentation (gasp!) which you never see from Mac. Regular lees stirring. A year and a half in old oak.
All these things have built layers upon layers of creamy, luscious falvour around his pristine Yarra Valley fruit.
It's a fantastic expression and one that thrilled Mac and his team.
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.