by Farr Chardonnay 2021


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By Farr
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Victoria, Australia




The pedigree of the By Farr label is indisputable. Gary Farr rose to fame as head winemaker at Bannockburn, having honed his craft while working vintages in the world's best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay regions including Oregon, California, and of course, the Cote d'Or of Burgundy at Domaine Dujac. After expanding his travels to include France's Rhone Valley, portfolio additions of Shiraz and Viognier soon materialised. Gary was named Qantas/Wine Magazine Winemaker of the Year 2001 while his son Nick, having followed in his father's footsteps and working vintages in the same regions, was a finalist in Gourmet Traveller's Australian Winemaker of the Year awards in 2013. The duo produces two ranges; By Farr, a collection of complex, site-derived wines, and Farr Rising, wines made in a more approachable style for more immediate consumption. With free-draining, infertile soils, the Farr's vineyard holdings compare with the world's best for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay production.

The By Farr chardonnay comes from the same site as the Sangreal pinot noir—composed of red soil over limestone—and was planted in 1994. The limestone of this site is not exposed on the surface as at other sites. The limestone starts 20 to 30cm below the surface, to the depths of the root zone of the vines. It is a very exposed north-facing slope. The clones used for the chardonnay are a mixture of Dijon clones and Penfolds 58.


Serving Temp.
11-12 °C
Cellar until
2025 - 2035

Tasting Profile

Brilliant pale straw colour with flecks of green around the edges and a watery hue. Soaring out of the glass is a complex aromatic profile comprised of white peaches, ripe nectarines, dried honey, cashew, and a whiff of beeswax. Adding further depth are biscuity nougat characters, a faint hint of crème Brulee, and spice. Intense and powerful, the multi-layered palate features rich, fleshy white peach, ripe nectarine, and dried honey flavours over a backdrop of cashew, biscuity nougat characters, citrus, subtle crème Brulee and ginger spice.
A beautiful, refined creamy textural feel is complimented by a perfectly balanced acid structure. Concludes with a long, dynamic yet supple aftertaste.

by Farr Chardonnay 2021

by Farr Chardonnay 2021

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