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2017 Philippa Farr Mornington Pinot Noir

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Philippa Farr's awesome 2017 Mornington Pinot. Powerful and polished. Top-notch release by one of Victoria's young gun winemakers.

$50.00

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A very, very powerful and complex pinot...

James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

Philippa Farr is part of Australia's royal family of Pinot Noir making. Her brother Nick and father Gary are two of the most influential winemakers in the Geelong region.

Philippa has spread her wings and chosen Gippsland as her home base. From there she is quietly crafting some minuscule batches of beautiful Pinot Noir.

This wine comes from a select site in Mornington Peninsula. The fruit for this release came in just a week after Philippa gave birth to her second daughter - talk about timing! Here you see all the regional power that is characteristic of Mornington. It's plush, polished and shows flawless flow through the mouth.

If you want to be clued into the next generation of Australian winemaking superstars, Philippa should definitely be on your list.

Winemaker Philippa Farr
Winemaker Philippa Farr
Gippsland, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Vintage

A vintage where everything feel into place, goods rains, and no disease pressure, low crops that were very clean, a warm dry build up to picking, of neat, compact bunches. Picking occurred perfectly, 7 days after the birth of my second little girl!

Winemaking

The blend of clones for this wine resulted in 60% 115, and 20% MV6 with 20% 114, which were three separate ferments, allowing room to find that sweet spot at blending. Wild ferments were allowed to take hold and 25% whole bunch used to produce structure and complexity. All ferments spent close to 3 weeks on skins. Then into 30% new French oak, the wine was racked twice over 17 months before going to bottle.

Vineyard

The 2017 Mornington Pinot Noir is off a 20 year old vineyard, with predominately clone 115, and some MV6 and 114. The vineyard is south-east facing and seems to take just a few extra days to ripen than the vineyards close by, which can make all the difference with hot summers. The vines are on a bed of rich red loam over course gravel.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.1%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Philippa during harvest
Philippa during harvest
Gippsland, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"The perfect vintage got underway 7 days after Pip gave birth to her second daughter. Three clonal blocks are wild-fermented with 25% whole bunches, each spending 30 days on skins and 18 months in French oak (30% new). It isn't surprising that this should be a very, very powerful and complex pinot, forest floor the platform on which spicy, savoury dark fruits and briary whole bunch characters should take control." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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