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.
East facing within a smaller valley that runs from Yarra Junction to Poweltown in the south, featuring grey loam soils with underlying silt. Cooler winds roll off the Yarra River, with mountains directly to the north and south-west providing protection from hot afternoon sun in summer. Typically later ripening, thicker skins and higher acids are reflected in elegant structure with clean lines and powerful drive.
Most people don’t find grapes sexy. We are not most people. On the surface, Gewürztraminer is sweet and floral, but lying beneath those delicate blush pink skins is a world of spice and intrigue just waiting to be discovered.
A bit of a deviation from our previous iterations, the 2020 Spring is a wine that speaks very strongly of its vintage. Still marked by the bright floral tones we love in this young vineyard, but with a fuller palate of fleshy stone fruits supported by chalky structure and a creamy acidity reminiscent of Grandma’s famous lemon meringue pie.
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.
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:firstname.lastname@example.org mac:email@example.com