The Mac Forbes RS19 Riesling is a pale straw color with a green hue. All of their riesling in 2017 were crushed to the press and so remained until they felt the juice had built up enough tannin. Then this juice was pressed slowly to large old oak and sometimes tank where the wine remained without any additions other than SO2 until bottling in August. This Mac Forbes wine is an off-dry zesty and spicy food wine. It does not offer an intense complexity yet it’s enjoyable on celebrations and festive occasions. Its medium acidity is added with a tasty sweetness and thus it tastes superb.
The Tasting Notes
On the nose, this wine has lime pith, melon, lanolin and guava balanced with savoury lees influence. One would experience the background of stones and white floral notes. The palate is firm and weighty with harmonious balance and line. An appropriate balance is attained again with lime and exotic fruits, ginger and orange peel with a stony finish.
The Finer Details:
Style – White Wine Varietal – Riesling Country – Australia Region – Strathbogie Ranges Bottle Size – 750ml ABV – 12%