By Farr RP Cote Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

A$170.00

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

Vintages

2021

Description

The RP Pinot Noir (RP – Robyn Pamela) is in recognition of the matriarch. It is not only the support and goffering that Robyn has endured for Gary’s 40 year career. She has been in the vineyard and planted the first vines, driven the tractors, filled barrels and pigeaged at midnight. If we are ever a man down Robyn has always been the first one we have called to fill the void no matter the job, no matter the time of day. You can always count on mum.

The fruit for this wine is sourced from the Cote Vineyard as is the GC Chardonnay. A close planted / high density planting of Pinot Noir on a exposed cote. 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 fill 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 cote is a red to brown loam with buckshot stones across the surface. The most exposed of the three cotes but is harvested last of all because of the large amount of clay, holding valuable moisture for a long longer time than the other slopes.

The North East cote is a continuation of buckshot until the soil becomes black and lined with limestone moving towards the bottom of the rows and a depression that divides limestone from sandstone. At the highest point of the vineyard you will find small amounts of sandstone in the grey sandy loam.

The East cote is divided through the center 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 cote has the least amount of clay and therefore water holding capacity resulting in it being harvest first even though it is the coolest cote of the three.

Rating

Score
97 points
Reviewer
Huon Hooke
Review

Of the 2020 ‘Medium-deep red with a good purple tint and a mossy, forest-floor/earthy undergrowth and smoked smallgoods bouquet, the palate refreshingly lively with clean acidity underlying the complex, savoury, medium-bodied flavour. Mixed spices, taut and tense, direct and piercing in its lengthy finale, which concludes with a pleasant touch of chewiness. Superb pinot. 03 JAN 2023 Drink 2023–2032

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Serving Temp.
12-14 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2032
Food pairing
Pinot Noir pairs well with a variety of dishes, including grilled salmon, roast chicken, mushroom risotto, and creamy cheeses like Brie or Camembert.

Tasting Profile

Nose
This wine is characterized by a lovely and highly perfumed aroma.
Palate
The cote sites contribute to an amazing smoothness and calmness, extending the length of the palate similar to the Grand Cru (GC). The wine showcases an abundance of fruit, leading to a fine and detailed tannin structure.

By Farr RP Cote Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

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