By Farr
Chardonnay 2019
Geelong, Victoria

$95.00

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Style: White: Full, round and creamy.

Producer: By Farr

Region: Geelong, Victoria

Grape: Chardonnay

Vintage: 2019

Soil: Red soil over limestone

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: French oak (30% new)

Alcohol: 13%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 14 – 16°C

The Wine: The Chardonnay by Farr comes from the same site as the Sangreal Pinot Noir. It’s an exposed, hungry north-facing slope of red soil over limestone, planted in 1994. The Chardonnay vines are a mixture of Dijon clones and P58. The fruit is picked by hand and whole-bunch pressed. All the solids are collected and chilled before being put to French oak barrels (30% new). A natural fermentation occurs over the next two to three weeks at cool temperatures. After fermentation, a bit of stirring helps start malolactic fermentation, which is usually completed by mid-spring. The wine is then racked, fined and lightly filtered before bottling 11 months after picking.

Beautiful Australian Chardonnay from one of the great and ever reliable Victoria producers. Here we see a flavoursome wine with plenty of freshness. Citrus rolls into white stone fruits. layers of secondary characters – nut, smoke and flint. The palate is ample without over exertion. ripping though its core is an energetic line of acidity. Delightful.

Sebastian Crowther MS

Producer Profile

Gary Farr is one of the most iconic winemakers in the country. He was responsible for taking Bannockburn Vineyards in Geelong to the startling heights it reached; one of the benchmark producers of Burgundian varieties in the country. His own label, By Farr, is considered to be Australia's leading producer of those same varieties. 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 pulling the winemaking reigns alongside his father, this is a project set to dominate Geelong wine for years to come.

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Review

Style: White: Full, round and creamy.

Producer: By Farr

Region: Geelong, Victoria

Grape: Chardonnay

Vintage: 2019

Soil: Red soil over limestone

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: French oak (30% new)

Alcohol: 13%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 14 – 16°C

The Wine: The Chardonnay by Farr comes from the same site as the Sangreal Pinot Noir. It’s an exposed, hungry north-facing slope of red soil over limestone, planted in 1994. The Chardonnay vines are a mixture of Dijon clones and P58. The fruit is picked by hand and whole-bunch pressed. All the solids are collected and chilled before being put to French oak barrels (30% new). A natural fermentation occurs over the next two to three weeks at cool temperatures. After fermentation, a bit of stirring helps start malolactic fermentation, which is usually completed by mid-spring. The wine is then racked, fined and lightly filtered before bottling 11 months after picking.

Beautiful Australian Chardonnay from one of the great and ever reliable Victoria producers. Here we see a flavoursome wine with plenty of freshness. Citrus rolls into white stone fruits. layers of secondary characters – nut, smoke and flint. The palate is ample without over exertion. ripping though its core is an energetic line of acidity. Delightful.

Sebastian Crowther MS