2021 Mac Forbes EB75 Candy Pinot Meunier

Mac Forbes |Yarra Valley |Pinot Meunier
A smashing Pinot Meunier from Mac's EB treasure-trove. With red berries and herbs in abundance this is light, bright and bursting with joy.
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Great to see Pinot Meunier making another appearance in Mac's dynamic Experimental Batch (EB) range.

Originally planted for sparkling, Australia has a surprising amount of Pinot Meunier and, with many of our most forward-thinking producers making use of these old vines, it is a variety that should be joining the go-to list of all Pinot Noir and Gamay lovers.

With a profile of crushed red berries and wild herbs this delightfully bright drop is much drier, but no less addictive, than the name suggests. Great chilled if that's your groove.

After countless experiments with Pinot Meunier we are still discovering nuance, and each season introduces new opportunities to explore our winemaking. This was the first year working with fruit from the Willowlake vineyard, and a wet winter and long, cool growing season produced a great volume of expressive fruit with depth of flavour. The increased volumes allowed us to try a number of different winemaking techniques, from precision hand destemming, to whole bunch, extended maceration and elevated temperature fermentation. The final wine is a blend of each of these techniques, all bringing a little something special to this EB.

92 Points - "Drinks like a deeper-coloured rose more than a red. Chilled. Super pretty with sour forest berries, wild strawberries, some mossy forest floor, little something smoky, hibiscus. It sips or glugs like a charm, disappears in no time. Lifted cranberry juice. Yum." - Kasia Sobiesiak (The Wine Front)

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    A pleasurable experience

    I love straight Meunier, and this is a stellar example of why. It has an underlying sappy complexity, a touch of forest floor and is thirst-slakingly moreish.

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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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