2023 Mac Forbes EB87 Riverlano Aglianico

Mac Forbes |Riverland |Aglianico
A rare venture out of Victoria for Mac Forbes to the Riverland in search of the Italian stallion, Aglianico.

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Description

It's not often Mac Forbes ventures out of his home state in search of fruit but we are glad he did for this great value little red, hailing from the Riverland.

Aglianico can, at times, be a bit chunky and almost aggressive in its tannin, but not so here. It loves the conditions in the Riverland, where the warm weather allows for lovely ripeness, making for a blue-fruited, spicy, bit and juicy red which would go perfectly with a Sunday afternoon charcuterie board or some rustic homemade pizzas.

Good value on offer here from the Mac Forbes team and as always something fun from the Experimental Batch range.

Our EB (Experimental Batch) wines are used for small interesting batches of wines that push through boundaries of either viticulture or winemaking. They represent a challenge to ourselves in terms of either a new viticultural or winemaking direction.

Italiano roots in the Riverland from a cool wet vintage gives us our first Aglianico experience. Is this the promised prince in shining armour?

TASTING NOTES

Super fun nose, bursting with blueberries, violets and a hint of Hubba Bubba. Sits pretty on the palate with soft, supple tannins and great fruit vibrancy. Blueberry, blackberry, cranberry, all the berries! The little bit of whole bunch brings freshness and adds a
savoury element to the finish. A fruity little number, but just serious enough to impress your Uncle at Christmas.

VINEYARD

Region: Riverland, South Australia

WINEMAKING

Fruit: 5% whole bunch, 14 days on skins

Maturation: 4 months in stainless steel

Yeast: Wild

Filtration: Unfiltered

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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