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Mac Forbes Pinot Noir - Yarra Valley

Mac Forbes Pinot Noir 2018 - Yarra Valley

Vintage: 2018 | Type: Reds | Producer: Mac Forbes
Region: Victoria
Alc: 12.0%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml

$28.80: as part of any six
$32.00: single bottle
$345.60: per case of 12

The Yarra Valley Pinot is a blend of fruit from Coldstream, Woori Yallock, Yarra Junction, Seville, Wesburn and Hoddles Creek vineyards. Our philosophy towards pinot is to look after the detail, keep it simple and respect the fruit. The onus is on fruit quality and and not on winemaking solutions or corrections. For us winemaking is an extension of the vineyard where we aim to capture the fruit expression and carry this through to bottle. We pick when the fruit is ripe but still crunchy to taste. The Yarra Valley Pinot is a blend of our declassified barrels from each of our single vineyard wines.

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Mac Forbes Yarra Valley: The Yarra Valley is our home and our winery is located in Healesville. The Yarra Valley is Victoria’s first wine growing district and its history of winemaking stretches back 160 years. While considered a cool climate, the Yarra Valley is incredibly diverse in soil type, rainfall (750mm-950mm) and elevation (50-1000m). Due to the large range of conditions, it is taking us some time to identify the unique character of each site and the grape variety which will best suit.

Conditions and therefore wine styles shift as you move through the Yarra. The wines of the warmer lower Yarra display more texture and openness than those of the Upper Yarra, which tend to display greater structure, perfume, and weight.

We have two lower Yarra sites (Gruyere, Coldstream) and four upper Yarra sites (Woori Yallock, Hoddles Creek, Yarra Junction and Wesburn). The Upper Yarra sites are protected from the harsh northerly winds and receive cooling influences from the Great Dividing Range. They have a higher rainfall and are higher in elevation.

The typical soil type of the Upper Yarra Valley is a highly friable red volcanic soil. What distinguishes our Upper Yarra Sites, with the exception of Hoddles Creek, is the fact that the soils are comprised of a grey loamy clay overlying siltstone. These grey soils result in wines with far greater weight, drive and nerve.


There remain a number of challenges to our region. What makes the Yarra Valley unique is still a question we struggle with. We want diversity in fruit expression in our wines and as a result we feel a need to move beyond wine making derived styles and give greater voice to each of our unique sites. We are committed to making wines of place.

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