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WINE BY FARR RP Pinot Noir, Geelong 2016

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98 points - NG 98 NG 98 points - HH 98 HH WINE BY FARR RP Pinot Noir, Geelong 2016 WINE BY FARR RP Pinot Noir, Geelong 2016

WINE BY FARR RP Pinot Noir, Geelong 2016

<p>Wine By Farr RP Pinot Noir Geelong</p> <p>The RP Pinot Noir is named for Farr family matriarch, Robyn Pamela. Robyn has had a great influence on the wines over Gary’s 40-year career from planting the first vines to pigeage at midnight. Ever reliable, <em>‘you can always count on mum’</em> Robyn’s namesake wine is, however, a departure from the ultra-close plantings of the Tout Prés and perhaps a vision of where the Wine by Farr is headed.</p> <p>The fruit is sourced from the close planted Cote Vineyard–the same source for the GC Chardonnay. The vineyard is exposed on hillsides facing north, north-east and east. The clonal selection has been made with terroir at the front of mind as has the rootstock and trellising decisions</p> <p>The fruit is hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard, then fermented in an open-top fermenter. Around half the fruit is de-stemmed and then cold soaked for four days while the natural fermentation process usually takes close to three weeks. Pigeage occurs two-to-three times a day depending on vintage and the amount of extraction required. The wine is then gravity fed into half-half new/seasoned Allier barrels before being gas racked prior to a second fermentation. After all that, the wine sees 18 months in barrel before bottling. Complex? You bet it is.</p>
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Wine By Farr RP Pinot Noir Geelong

The RP Pinot Noir is named for Farr family matriarch, Robyn Pamela. Robyn has had a great influence on the wines over Gary’s 40-year career from planting the first vines to pigeage at midnight. Ever reliable, ‘you can always count on mum’ Robyn’s namesake wine is, however, a departure from the ultra-close plantings of the Tout Prés and perhaps a vision of where the Wine by Farr is headed.

The fruit is sourced from the close planted Cote Vineyard–the same source for the GC Chardonnay. The vineyard is exposed on hillsides facing north, north-east and east. The clonal selection has been made with terroir at the front of mind as has the rootstock and trellising decisions

The fruit is hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard, then fermented in an open-top fermenter. Around half the fruit is de-stemmed and then cold soaked for four days while the natural fermentation process usually takes close to three weeks. Pigeage occurs two-to-three times a day depending on vintage and the amount of extraction required. The wine is then gravity fed into half-half new/seasoned Allier barrels before being gas racked prior to a second fermentation. After all that, the wine sees 18 months in barrel before bottling. Complex? You bet it is.

  • Style: Pinot Noir
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Region: Geelong
  • Code: BFRFPN
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Country: Australia

Region Geelong

Geelong

Victoria’s first commercial wine was produced in Geelong by Swiss immigrants in 1845. During the mid- 1800’s Geelong was the largest grape-growing region in Victoria with 400 hectares under vine. When phylloxera struck in the 1870s however, the vines were decimated and it was not until the late 1960’s that the area’s vineyards were re-established. Located about 80 km southwest of Melbourne, Geelong has a cool maritime climate with low rainfall and prevalent cool blustery winds that affect flowering and Franceuit set. Soils are diverse, mostly volcanic over limestone with some lesser quality black soils. The region is dotted primarily with family owned wineries producing small quantities of high quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon.

Winery WINE BY FARR

Established by former Bannockburn winemaker Gary Farr in 1994, the By Farr vineyards, located 100 km south west of Melbourne comprise 4.8ha of close planted vines on North East and East facing slopes of the Moorabool Valley. This sub-region of Geelong has its own unique micro-climate characterised by prevailing winds that profoundly influence the vine’s vigour. All fruit is estate grown and the multi-clonal vineyards are planted on ancient river deposits on a variety of soil types. Father Gary & son Nick Farr carry out the winemaking with low input viticulture and Burgundian winemaking technique central to the overall wines.
ABN: 77 159 767 843
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