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Mac Forbes Pinot Noir Yarra Valley Yarra Glen 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Yarra Glen is situated due north of Coldstream in the lower Yarra. Like Dixons, this vineyard has an easterly aspect providing protection from afternoon sunshine and heat. The vines are close-planted on unforgiving granite/clay loam soils often delivering quite a stony, minerally palate with savoury nuances. There is great intensity here, but not the kind brought on by concentration or saturation. The aromas are lifted, white strawberry flecked with floral notes and earthy undertones. In the palate it has a beautiful, delicate attack of bright red fruits and tannins that are delicate and fresh. It's a pretty and spicy Pinot that is already drinking very well.

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  • 2010

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Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Mac Forbes Wines:
Mac Forbes isn't afraid to push the boundaries of cool climate viticulture and winemaking. Eight small vineyards (Yarra Valley and Strathbogie Ranges) are hand tended with the focus being plant and soil health. This respect for soil, vine and environment continues in the winery where fruit balance, purity and minimal inputs are considered paramount in allowing for maximum vineyard expression. ... Read more
Mac Forbes isn't afraid to push the boundaries of cool climate viticulture and winemaking. Eight small vineyards (Yarra Valley and Strathbogie Ranges) are hand tended with the focus being plant and soil health. This respect for soil, vine and environment continues in the winery where fruit balance, purity and minimal inputs are considered paramount in allowing for maximum vineyard expression. Winemaking is old fashioned and thoughtful with each parcel of fruit handled separately. The Yarra Valley comprises a number of sub-regions, providing a platform for pinot noir, chardonnay, syrah and cabernets. The elevated Strathbogie Ranges is cool and dry growing some of the most pure and distinctive riesling in the world. Read less

Yarra Glen is situated due north of Coldstream in the lower Yarra. Like Dixons, this vineyard has an easterly aspect providing protection from afternoon sunshine and heat. The vines are close-planted on unforgiving granite/clay loam soils often delivering quite a stony, minerally palate with savoury nuances. There is great intensity here, but not the kind brought on by concentration or saturation. The aromas are lifted, white strawberry flecked with floral notes and earthy undertones. In the palate it has a beautiful, delicate attack of bright red fruits and tannins that are delicate and fresh. It's a pretty and spicy Pinot that is already drinking very well.

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