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2018 Philippa Farr Gippsland Pinot Noir

Gippsland, VIC

Complex, compelling Pinot Noir from a young star winemaker with Pinot in her bones.

$50.00

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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.

The wines are made with the deft touch of someone who has Pinot Noir in her bones. The wines are ethereal and lithe, built on balance and beauty rather than raw power.

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

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From the Producer

Winemaking

The final product in the fermeter looked great, which allowed me to continue using wild ferment techniques and 30% whole bunch to produce structure and complexity. The ferment took off faster than normal due to the outside temperature and was over and done in just over two weeks. Clean, nutrient rich fruit, and happy yeast, meant no need to intervene, with the ferment reaching a perfect 32 degrees, plunging the cap down just enough to maintain a wet cap. Then into 30% new french oak, the wine was racked twice over 17 months before going to bottle, with no filtration.

Vineyard

The 2016 Gippsland Pinot Noir is off a 20 year old vineyard of MV6, which is grown in a red soil over limestone soil structure.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

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The Wine Front

"Oak is a bit showy at present but the structure, complexity and shape of this wine is excellent. Hold on, this wine is going places. Dry spice, musk, redcurrant and fragrant herb notes are all strung on firm, rangy tannin. The flavours cavort this way and that, there’s even a touch of choc-orange here, but I love how serious this wine feels throughout the entire length of the palate." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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Gippsland Pinot with a Farr signature

Beautiful hue. Earthy red fruit with a fragrant lift. Red berries versus pickled chilies on palate. Silky tannins and very long, more-ish finish. Easier drink than her father/brother's Pinots without compromising on complex layers. Plenty of tension and energy without being overly powerful. Reminds me of a Volnay.

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