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2016 Farr Rising Pinot Noir

Geelong, VIC

Single block Pinot Noir from Nick Farr.

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Categories: By Farr, Halliday Heroes
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It’s immensely inviting and enjoyable now, though the longer you sit with it the more you think its best days are ahead. Balance, finesse, length etc; all cannot be faulted.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About the Wine

Nick Farr's winemaking prowess is yielding some truly excellent wines from his family vineyard in Geelong.

The Farr Rising Pinot Noir comes from a single block on the estate planted in 2001. Three clones on a variety of rootstock planted on a north-facing slope provide fruit with a softness and the signature Farr 'minerality' that is present in most of their red wines.

The 2016 has a supple texture and an impressive volume of fruit. It's a perfect place to start to get a handle on the family house style of the Farr dynasty.

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 quit 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.  With Gary's son Nick now pulling the reigns alongside his father, 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 a true master at work, anything by Gary Farr will be one of the best examples of its kind in the country. Sheer class guaranteed.

Two generations of Farrs - winemakers Nick and Gary
Two generations of Farrs - winemakers Nick and Gary
Geelong, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"This is a particularly jellied pinot noir. Port wine jelly mixed with cranberry, orange peel and Turkish delight. It seems both sweet and exotic at once, though before any conclusions are drawn let me also mention that there are ample inputs from earth, spice, twigs and peppers; savouriness walks in lock-step with the exaggerated, or lifted, fruitiness. It’s immensely inviting and enjoyable now, though the longer you sit with it the more you think its best days are ahead. Balance, finesse, length etc; all cannot be faulted. Score here could well be stingy." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Hand-picked and sorted, clones MV6, 114 and 115, 60-70% destemmed, open-fermented, matured in French oak (30% new) for 18 months, all wine movements by gravity or gas. As ever as complex wine, a 50/50% split between place/vine husbandry and the hand of the winemaker. If you master the wile of Geelong, it produces some of Australia's best and most distinctive wines." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From the Producer

Vineyard

The Farr Rising pinot vineyard was planted in 2001 using a large mixture of rootstocks, but only three clones—MV6, 114 and 115. It is a very exposed and hungry north-facing slope, consisting of grey sandy loam mixed with an ironstone pebble (buckshot) at the top. This leads into black volcanic soil over limestone at the bottom of the vineyard. The fruit is hand harvested, and then sorted in the vineyard.

Vinification

The fruit is fermented in an open-top fermenter, and an average 60 to 70 per cent of it is destemmed. The wine is placed in 20 to 30 per cent new Allier barrels by gravity. It is racked by gas after secondary fermentation, then again at 18 months to be bottled. Over time, the site has shown that it can certainly stand up to its bigger brothers. 

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

The future of By Farr - next-gen winemaker Nick Farr
The future of By Farr - next-gen winemaker Nick Farr
Geelong, VIC
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