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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: $32   From: $22   To: $34

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

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

  • 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.

  • Victoria is an important wine state of Australia, located in the south-east of the country at a latitude of 34 to 39 degrees south. It is the country's third-biggest wine producer, behind South Australia and ...more

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