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Mac Forbes Villages Coldstream Pinot Noirtext
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16¾/20

Mac Forbes Villages Coldstream Pinot Noir 2019

Yarra Valley, Victoria, AustraliaThis year marked the new Villages label from Mac Forbes, highlighting distinctly regional Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays in the Yarra. Coldstream lies at the entrance to the Valley, at lower elevation, and based on grey/loam clay soils, with a notable ironstone/mudstone influence. With 5% whole bunch, this spent 16 days on skins through a native ferment, prior to resting 11 months in older oak. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Alluringly savoury and saline, with forest berries, fragrant cherries, wild raspberries layered along elongated, fine, structural tannins. Acidity is cranberry tart, and the body is slight.Tasted: 22 December 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 65.00 private wine shops Producer: Mac ForbesDistributors: Sur Lie
Grape: Pinot Noir