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by Farr GC Cote Vineyard Chardonnay 2022

A$169.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Maker
By Farr
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Varieties
Region/Country
Victoria, Australia
Rating
95 points

Vintages

2022

Description

The GC Chardonnay (GC – Gary Charles) is attributed to all the knowledge we have been able to extract from Gary to create a close planted / high density planting of chardonnay on an exposed côte. These hillsides facing North, North East and East will be the backbone of the Farr dynasty for decades to come.

They consist of the most suitable clones, rootstocks, trellising and management you will find for our landscape. This is our tribute to what ‘Gazza’ has achieved and provoked over 40 years not only in our region but for chardonnay and pinot noir of Australia.

The North côte is a red to brown loam with buckshot stones across the surface. The most exposed of the three côtes, the North côte is harvested last of all because of the large amount of clay, holding valuable moisture for a much longer time than the other slopes.

The East côte is divided through the centre of the slope by a rise. Black volcanic soil with fragmented limestone in one direction and grey loam with buckshot stones in the other direction. Soil is King as the East côte has the least amount of clay and therefore least water-holding capacity resulting in it being harvested first even though it is the coolest côte of the three.

The fruit is hand-picked then whole-bunch pressed in the winery. All the solids are collected and chilled before being put to barrel, which are 50 per cent new French oak. A natural fermentation will occur at cool temperatures over the next one to two months, and then a small amount of stirring helps start malolactic fermentation. The wine is then racked, fined and lightly filtered before bottling 11 months after picking. A complete chardonnay.

Rating

Score
95 points
Reviewer
Huon Hooke
Review

The fruit is hand-picked then whole-bunch pressed in the winery. All the solids are collected and chilled before being put to barrel, which are 50 per cent new French oak. A natural fermentation will occur at cool temperatures over the next one to two months, and then a small amount of stirring helps start malolactic fermentation. The wine is then racked, fined and lightly filtered before bottling 11 months after picking. A complete chardonnay. The wine has an amazing smoothness and calmness that stretches the length of the palate, surrounded with textured fruit and mineral elements. We have been playing with the fruit from these vineyards for more than 8 years, fine tuning the style of wine that these vineyards are producing. What a result once it all came together.

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Serving Temp.
10-12 °C
Alcohol
13.5%
Decanter
Food pairing
Chardonnay pairs well with a variety of dishes, including creamy pasta, roasted chicken, and buttery seafood, enhancing its versatility.

Tasting Profile

Nose
The wine exhibits an amazing smoothness and calmness, creating a sensory experience that extends the length of the palate.
Palate
This smoothness is complemented by textured fruit and mineral elements, reflecting the meticulous craftsmanship derived from over 8 years of working with the fruit from these vineyards and fine-tuning the resulting wine style.

by Farr GC Cote Vineyard Chardonnay 2022

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