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2020 By Farr 'Sangreal' Pinot Noir

$127.00

Place: Geelong, VIC

Variety: Pinot Noir

Farming: Conventional

Words by the distributor, Cellarhand:

On the Farr family

"The Farr family has presented a resolute and faithful rendering of the vineyards of Geelong since 1978.

That’s when Gary Farr started out as winemaker at Bannockburn. His intimate nurturing of the land on his doorstep was informed by a dozen vintages at Domaine Dujac in Burgundy, stints in the USA at Cristom, Oregon and Calera, California, as well as sojourns to the Rhône Valley.

Prescient and purposeful planting of the By Farr vineyards began in 1994 and the wines that ensued quickly established a formidable reputation.

Gary's son, Nick, took charge of the range in 2009, and his comment that his father is 90% of his winemaking inspiration is borne out by the attitude, depth of character and understated finesse of the wines. But there’s no doubt that Nick is taking these wines forward with great conviction and instinct."

On the wine

"Each year the same words come to mind for this wine: seductive, perfumed, balance and moreish. It is a site that wavers very little in more difficult vintages and excels in the great ones—this is the backbone of By Farr wines.

The alluring characters of this vineyard, combined with red fruits, whole bunch, acidity and oak, have produced a beautifully interwoven expression of site and vintage. That’s what it’s all about."