by Farr Viognier 375ml 2017

A$120.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
375ml
Maker
By Farr
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Varieties
Region/Country
Victoria, Australia

Vintages

2017

Description

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 viognier consists of a blend of fruit from two vineyards. The first is the original house block, planted in 1994, which is friable red soil over limestone leading to sandstone—similar soils to the Sangreal pinot noir and By Farr chardonnay. The second vineyard is a younger planting of unknown clones in red ironstone soil. The viognier is a difficult variety to manage as it has a tendency to grow horizontally rather than vertically, needs a lot of water, and can become sunburnt very easily. Because of this, we have decided to pick the fruit earlier in the past few years in order to retain its natural acidity, ensuring we maintain the varietal character and create a more delicate and refined wine.

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Alcohol
13.5%

Tasting Profile

Nose
A lovely perfumed, yet subtle expression of Viognier. Fresh peach and apricot flavours as a young wine, which we believe will intensify over time.
Palate
The palate is restrained, and luscious, and shows a ginger-flavoured freshness with underlying power and lingering aftertaste. This wine benefits beautifully from 12 months of bottle aging.

by Farr Viognier 375ml 2017

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