2019

By Farr, `Farrside` Geelong Pinot Noir

Winemakers Gary Farr and son Nick are behind By Farr. Gary has made wine in Australia (at Bannockburn) and Burgundy (he worked 10 vintages at Domaine Dujac) since the early 1980s. Today, from 33 acres in Geelong, 80 kilometres southwest of Melbourne, they make small quantities of single-vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that rank with Australia’s best.

VINEYARDS

A variety of viticultural techniques are used at By Farr, from cover cropping and mulching to eliminate herbicides and conserve moisture, to only using organic sprays. This wine is from a selection of the newer plantings which are on the most northerly side of the vineyard. Soils are black volcanic soil over limestone. The vines run east to west to shade the fruit from overexposure and are a mixture of 114, 115, 777, 667 and MV6 clones. This vineyard is picked 10 to 12 days after all others. The darker soils and cooler growing conditions produce a chunky, edgy wine.

VINTAGE

The 2017/2018 growing season started a couple of weeks later than normal, due to substantial winter rainfall. The conditions quickly changed from wet to dry after Christmas and the summer months saw little rain. Fortunately, several perfectly timed summer storms helped the season to progress. The canopies were healthy and temperatures were mild through March, resulting in all fruit needing to be picked simultaneously. The usual five-week harvest period became three but the fruit was evenly ripened with an abundance of flavour.

TASTING NOTES

This wine has a very firm structure with more savoury components than the other two Pinots from By Farr. It has a balanced array of red and black fruit and is both fresh and edgy. Deep meaty, spicy and mineral notes continue to evolve thanks to the character of the vineyards. This is a firm yet delicate wine with a long, textured finish.

£60.00 Inc. VAT 75cl

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APPELLATION

Geelong, Victoria, Australia

VARIETAL

100% Pinot Noir

VINTAGE

2018

ALCOHOL

13.5%

VOLUME

75cl

Wine specs

Tasting notes

This wine has a very firm structure with more savoury components than the other two Pinots from By Farr. It has a balanced array of red and black fruit and is both fresh and edgy. Deep meaty, spicy and mineral notes continue to evolve thanks to the character of the vineyards. This is a firm yet delicate wine with a long, textured finish.

Vegetarian, Practising Organic, Vegan

Pinot Noir

By Farr, `Farrside` Geelong Pinot Noir 2018

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