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 the country.
He was responsible for taking Bannockburn Vineyards 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 considered by many as Australia's leading producer of those same varieties.
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 pulling the winemaking reigns alongside his father, this is a project set to dominate Geelong wine for years to come.