By Farr Pinot Noir & Chardonnay Wines
Winery : By Farr
New release By Farr wines ONLY available in MIXED SIX - 1 x 2020 Chardonnay, 2 x 2019 Sangreal Pinot, 3 x 2019 Farrside Pinot
By Farr 2020 Chardonnay: Vineyard notes - 'The Chardonnay by Farr comes from the same site as the Sangreal Pinot Noir. It’s an exposed, hungry north-facing slope of red soil over limestone, planted in 1994. The Chardonnay vines are a mixture of Dijon clones and P58. The wine shows the house style of complexity and restraint. Barrel spice and fruit woven together with lovely acidity and filled out with complexity. There is stone fruit and citrus, and a limestone quality that sits effortlessly in the wine. It has a wonderful density of flavour and finesse.'
By Farr 2019 Sangreal Pinot: Vineyard notes - The Sangreal Vineyard is the oldest planting (1994) on a north-facing slope of red ironstone on the surface going to limestone to bluestone below. The rows run north to south, gaining full sun exposure throughout the day and resulting in prettier, more perfumed wines. It’s always the first vineyard to be harvested. Sangreal is consistently made with 60 to 70% whole bunch and aged in new oak. The wine is unfined and unfiltered in order to retain its natural flavour and bouquet. Sangreal is the most seamless and perfumed of the three single-vineyard Pinots.
By Farr 2019 Farrside Pinot: Vineyard notes - The Farrside vineyard consists of black volcanic soil over limestone on a northeast-facing slope. The vine rows run east to west to shade the fruit from over exposure. It’s a mixture of 114, 115, 777, 667 and MV6 clones. Although the Farrside and Sangreal vineyards are only 300m apart, the differing conditions mean that this vineyard is picked 10 to 12 days later. The darker soils and cooler growing conditions give a more masculine and edgy wine.
The wine is powerful, with notes of red meat, dark spice and black cherries. These flavours work alongside decadent spice and tannin, creating a wine of significant presence, exquisite balance and length.