Citrus and focus contrast the RS5 power and richness.
About the Wine
Riesling is a very versatile grape, able to show a range of aromas, flavours and acidity levels depending on when it's picked. Like Pinot Noir, it prefers cooler climes so that the grapes can develop in complexity while the acidity stays high, one of the hallmarks of a really nice Riesling.
Grapes for the RS4 come from a dry-grown vineyard in the Strathbogie Ranges, planted in 1982. The grapes are picked at varying times, with each pick resulting in a different Mac Forbes wine; RS4 comes from the second pick.
With fruit sitting on the citrus spectrum, the RS4 is a delightful, chalky wine with density and structure giving it an appealing mouthfeel. Pair it with a range of Asian or Middle Eastern dishes.
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, 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.