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Mac Forbes Yarra Junction Pinot Noirtext
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Mac Forbes Yarra Junction 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. These grapes come from east facing vineyards, within a smaller, protected valley that runs from Yarra Junction to Poweltown in the south. The soils are grey loam overtop silt, and grapes here are typically later ripening, with thicker skins and higher acids resulting in powerful, structural wines. This had 25% whole bunch, with 12 days on skins and a native ferment prior to resting 10 months in older oak. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Tart and tight, with cranberry, spring rhubarb, finely threaded with long stoney, saline lines. This finishes tartly, with a sarsaparilla twist and a lingering spice.Tasted: 22 December 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 65.00 private wine shops Producer: Mac ForbesDistributors: Sur Lie
Grape: Pinot Noir