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Mac Forbes EB04 Tradition Riesling, Yarra Valley, Australia

Wine Notes

Formerly Mac Forbes Tradition Riesling was not labeled as EB04.

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $34   From: $22   To: $34

Price History for Mac Forbes EB04 Tradition Riesling, Yarra Valley, Australia
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Grape Variety: Riesling

Riesling is a light-skinned, aromatic grape of German origin which is - if the majority of top wine critics are to be believed - the world's finest white wine grape variety.

For many, the claim above may seem at odds with the sea of chaptalized, low-quality wine exported from Germany in the late 20th century. In truth, very little of that infamous wine was Riesling at all (Riesling became a scapegoat for higher-yielding grapes such as Muller-Thurgau and Silvaner), but the reputation has nonetheless stuck. No less unshakeable a stereotype is of Riesling as just a 'sweet' grape, used only to make sticky wines. Although founded on a basic truth ( ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Yarra Valley wine region

    The Yarra Valley is a well-respected Australian wine region which occupys the eastern half of the Port Phillip viticultural zone in the diminutive state of Victoria.

    One of Australia's oldest and most celebrated wine regions, the earliest Yarra Valley vineyards were planted in 1838. Development continued apace for the next 50 years, so that by the 1880s wine production here was in full swing. It was at about this time that the dreaded root-eating phylloxera mite arrived in Europe from the Americas, and began ravaging vineyards in almost every wine region there. The continued influx of European migrants to Australia made it inevitable that phylloxera would reach Australia, but the Yarra Valley was fortunate enough to escape almost completely unblemished.

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  • Port Phillip wine region

    The Port Phillip wine zone in the state of Victoria includes some of the best-known wine regions of Australia. It is located in the south-east of the country, surrounding Port Phillip Bay and the state capital, Melbourne. While its proximity to such a bustling city is a boon for the local wine industry, the wines produced in the Port Phi ... more


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