About The Wine
The Yarra Valley is one of the homes of Australian Chardonnay. Getting the best out of Chardonnay from this region is definitely an area of expertise for Mac Forbes.
If you like a more linear, modern expression of the variety, walk this way. All of his Chardonnays strike that lovely balance between elegance, finesse, and freshness. They’re fine-boned, pure and superb to drink. It's a blend of fruit from his Healesville, Hoddles Creek and Woori Yallock vineyards, designed to capture the essence of Yarra Valley Chardonnay.
This may be Mac’s ‘entry level’ Chardonnay but each year the consistency of this label continues to impress. This is quintessential modern Yarra Chardonnay and offers terrific value.
It will mature beautifully over the medium term.
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.