With every year that passes, the Tout Pres vineyard’s subtleness and delicate fruit structure are becoming increasingly pronounced in the wine.
About the Wine
The Tout Pres is the top of the line Pinot Noir from the Farr family.
The vines that produce this single-site wine are planted on the leanest volcanic soil on the Farr Geelong property. At a staggering vine density of almost 15000 vines per acre, these vines produce singularly powerful fruit and one of the country's most age-worthy Pinot Noirs.
Fermented as 100% whole bunches and sent to 100% new oak, many consider this one of the few Australian Pinot Noirs that can stand its own next to some of the great producers of Burgundy.
The 2015 vintage was close to perfect for the By Farr Pinot Noir release. This is an exquisite wine that would comfortably find a place in the finest cellars and continue to reward the patient for two decades or more.
About By Farr / Farr Rising
Gary Farr is one of the most iconic winemakers in Victoria, or indeed, the country. He was responsible for taking Bannockburn in Geelong to the startling heights it reached as one of the benchmark producers of Burgundian varieties in the country. His own label, By Farr, is quite simply one of Australia's finest producers.
The Farr vineyards are based in the Moorabool Valley in Geelong, with a wide array of ancient soils resulting in small yields of incredibly intensely flavoured Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Shiraz and Viognier. With Gary's son Nick now making the wines, as well as taking his own Farr Rising label to monumental heights, this is a project set to dominate Geelong wine for years to come.
If you want to see one of the country's great winemaking families at work, anything by the Farrs will be one of the best examples of its kind in the country. Sheer class, guaranteed.