By Farr, Chardonnay
By Farr’s Chardonnays reflect the care they take in making balanced, elegant wines. The Geelong Chardonnay hails from the ‘Sangreal’ vineyard, first planted in 1994. The ‘GC’ Chardonnay is from the densely planted ‘Côte’ vineyard (7,000 vines per hectare), where a diversity of aspects and soil types (including a mixture of loam, limestone and black volcanic soils) provide a range of different blending components. In the cellar, whole-bunch pressing, natural, cool fermentation and judicious use of oak provide elegance and complexity. The Viognier hails from a blend of fruit across two vineyard sites, with time spent on skins and barrel fermentation creating a rich, perfumed wine.
The 2021 vintage was challenging yet rewarding. Rainfall and humidity were major challenges throughout the growing season. However, the persistent humidity was met with rigorous management in the vineyard to keep the canopies open and free of disease. The season finished with excellent temperatures and sunlight to sustain the natural acidity and flavour developing in the grapes.
This Chardonnay is bright gold in colour, with a trademark mineral note on the nose and hints of integrated French oak. A fine but firm palate with great acidity, texture and length.
£75.00 Inc. VAT 75cl
Geelong, Victoria, Australia