The Sangreal is all about more forest floor, more game, and more ethereal qualities.
About the Wine
Sangreal is the oldest of the By Farr Pinot Noir vineyards.
The single vineyard wine from this special site the most perfumed and delicate of the By Farr releases each year. The different soil profile and North-South aspect of the plantings bringing intense perfume and 'prettiness' to the fruit each year.
A finer-boned Pinot Noir than perhaps the Geelong region is famous for, this wine has been loved by collectors for many years. With the warmer weather in 2016 Nick upped the whole bunch component to 70%, the highest since 2012.
By Farr enthusiasts should buy the 2016 with confidence, it's an excellent release of this iconic wine. One that will reward the patient for many years to come.
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.