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Mac Forbes Pinot Noirtext
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16¼/20

Mac Forbes Pinot Noir 2019

Yarra Valley, Victoria, AustraliaThe screwcap Yarra Valley Pinot Noir is Mac Forbes' overview of the Yarra, a blend of multiple clones and sites. This years' blend sources from fruit from Coldstream, Woori Yallock, Yarra Junction, and Gladysdale vineyards. This was 30% whole bunch, with 2 weeks on skins, native fermented, and with 11 months in older oak before bottling unfined and unfiltered. Pouring a dusky crimson hue, this feels its whole bunchiness, with a tart green swath cutting through wild strawberry, green raspberry, forest moss, sarsaparilla to a lightly spiced, very tart finish. Tannins are very slight, as is the body at 12.5%. Welcomes a brisk chill.Tasted: 22 December 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 45.00 private wine shops Producer: Mac ForbesDistributors: Sur Lie
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 190655