About the Wine
Known for unwavering attention to detail and quality in their famed Pinot Noirs, it’s no surprise this same philosophy carries through to the Farr rosé.
Taking the French term saignée (pron. sen-yay), this sumptuous, dry and savoury style, comes from ‘bleeding’ the juice after a just short couple of hours in contact with the grape skins. Well judged ageing in barrels for over 10 months lends further texture and weight.
Always snapped up quickly, this fragrant, structured pinot rosé perfectly matches wits at the table with rustic roast chicken or a pot pie.
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.