About The Wine
Mac Forbes has planted Aligote on his Woori Yallock vineyard but it's still a few years away from yielding a crop.
And Mac Forbes isn't one to just sit around and wait.
He got his hands on a small parcel of Aligote from the King Valley so he could start getting his eye in with this often over-looked Burgundian variety.
It was whole-bunch pressed and sent to old foudre for maturation - not dissimilar to the way he makes his Chardonnay.
It's a full-flavoured, full-bodied, gently waxy white wine from a grape rarely seen in Aus. More great experimentation from Mac Forbes and his crew.
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.