2020 Mac Forbes EB63 Princess Leia Aligote

Mac Forbes |King Valley |Aligote
Mac's got Aligote growing in Woori Yallock. While he waits for those vines to mature, he brings you this awesome expression from the King Valley.

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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.

While waiting for our Woori Yallock Aligote grafts to reach fruiting maturity, we found a small parcel of the oft forgotten grape hidden in the King Valley that has afforded us the opportunity ward off our impatience. Whole bunch pressed and fermented in oak foudre, this wine has our minds racing with ideas for the future.

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, Syrah 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.

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