Exceptional fruit quality from the low yielding ’19 Vintage. Our 2019 Yarra Valley Chardonnay is vibrant and versatile, driven by fresh citrus with a core of crunchy stone fruits. Perfectly paired with a picnic in the park with friends.
Sitting at the southern end of the Yarra below Yarra Junction in the valley running north-south down to Gippsland. It receives increased warm air that travels down the valley, with increased air moisture content due to the surrounding forests and higher solar radiation. Grey/brown clay soils dominate, with full, rich aromatics and a supple structure that sits prominently on the front palate.
A very dry season for the Yarra, 2019 was low yielding but high quality. A cool change early in the harvest helped to retain freshness, although the vintage is apparent in the darker aromatics. Only a baby, the 2019 Healesville Syrah is still a little closed, with restrained fruits and fine chalky tannin structure that will carry it through to maturity.
Sitting behind the Waramate hills, this area encompasses both red volcanic and grey loam soils making it slightly more complicated to pinpoint a clear identity of this subregion. The undulating hills provide protection from the drier winds, the rainfall is slightly higher and the perfume, weight and structure appears more dense and effortless, pulling through seamlessly to the back palate.
The Mac Forbes winery is located at 770 Healesville Koo Wee Rup Rd, Healesville VIC 3777.
Graceburn Wine Room is located at 11a Green Street, Healesville 3777 phone 03 5962 3704 Phone: +61 (0) 484 091 031 post: PO Box 1562 Healesville, VIC 3777 email winery:email@example.com mac:firstname.lastname@example.org