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.
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 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.