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Every year Mac Forbes tinkers with some new things in his winery, trying out different blends, varieties and winemaking styles.
Here's his latest set of experimental wines from 2017.
Two tasty reds and a delicious Pet-Nat.
Check it out!
2016 Mac Forbes EB29 Love Child Cabernets
Mac Forbes' love affair with Yarra Valley Cabernet is well known.
While the Hugh remains his pride and joy, this experimental batch Cabernet blend comes from his much-loved Wesburn vineyard and gives Mac the chance to play around with a different way of making the blend.
The five Bordeaux varieties are all planted side-by-side on the same block. Mac waits for the right time then picks them all on the same day and co-ferments the whole lot.
With Hugh, he keeps things separate then hones the perfect blend - here, the vineyard and the vintage make the wine - Mac is just getting it to bottle.
It's a different beast than Hugh, but it's a great drink. A riper and more fruit-forward style of Yarra Cabernet from a good vintage.Read more about 2016 Mac Forbes EB29 Love Child Cabernets
2017 Mac Forbes EB36 House of Franck Cabernet Franc
Mac Forbes has a deft touch when it comes to Bordeaux varieties.
This is Cabernet Franc made in a lively, smashable style. It's bright and juicy yet varietal - the perfect lunch-time red.
Where many Cabernet Francs are hard work as a young wine, this is ready to rip into.
A delicious new addition to the Mac Forbes range from the spectacular 2017 vintage.Read more about 2017 Mac Forbes EB36 House of Franck Cabernet Franc
2017 Mac Forbes EB31 Purple Rain Pinot Meunier Pet Nat
Mac Forbes gets on the Pet-Nat train here for a little bit of fun.
This is a little bit of Pinot Meunier that Mac had to play with in 2017.
It's a fizzy delight, with loads of delicious fruit characters and a little bit of tang.
Crisp and crunchy with a little more complexity than your average Pet Nat.
And, as is the case with all Pet Nats, it's supposed to be a fun drink and Mac nails the brief.Read more about 2017 Mac Forbes EB31 Purple Rain Pinot Meunier Pet Nat