2020 By Farr Shiraz

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Type of Wine Red
Country Australia
Region Victoria
Winery By Farr
Vintage 2020
Grape Syrah-Shiraz
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2024 - 2038
Available as of Jul 12, 2023
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Gary Farr has been making wine since 1978 in the Moorabool Valley near Bannockburn, about an hour's drive from Melbourne. Before working in Australia he traveled the world and learned the trade at Domaine Dujac in Burgundy, Cristom in Oregon and Calera in California. Not surprisingly, he fell under the spell of pinot noir here and took it back to Australia - not without a fight. By Farr also produces premium chardonnay and have planted shiraz and viognier. Today, the business has been taken over by the next generation, Nick Farr, though Gary still keeps an eye on things. Wijnhuis By Farr has an area of 130 hectares, of which 36 hectares are planted with vines.

Victoria is the wine region in southeastern Australia and one of the country's few cool climate zones. Victoria has a mostly cool to temperate climate. The proximity of the ocean, the differences in altitude and the exposure of the vineyard play a major role. If we put all sub-areas with the same brush, pinot noir and chardonnay are the two specialties. They are produced in all styles. Pinot noir varies from delicate to more structured, but the common denominator is the pure fruit character. Chardonnay ranges from full and concentrated from Geelong to light and fresh from the Mornington Peninsula.

The grapes come from a vineyard planted in 1994. The bunches of grapes are picked very selectively by hand at the right ripeness. In the vinification cellar, 80% of the bunches are destemmed. The grapes and other bunches are then cold soaked for four days, after which spontaneous alcoholic fermentation is allowed to take place in large open vats with wild (grape's own) yeasts. Two weeks later, the pressing follows and the young wine is transferred to new French oak barriques (20% new) for malolactic fermentation and maturation. After 18 months, the wine is assembled and bottled unfiltered.

The By Farr Shiraz has a deep purple-red color. In the nose aromas of black currants, violets, bacon, mocha, anise, pepper and a smoky touch. In the palate intense notes of ripe small black fruit, plums, laurel, spices and vanilla, accompanied by a very long velvety finish with elegant ripe tannins and subtle acidity.

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Vineyard for 2020 By Farr Shiraz

Gary Farr has been making wine in Moorabool Valley near Bannockburn, about an hour's drive from Melbourne, since 1978. Before working in Australia, he traveled the world and learned the trade at Domaine Dujac in Bourgogne, Cristom in Oregon and Calera in California. Not surprisingly, he fell under the spell of pinot noir here and took it back to Australia - not without a fight.

The Farr estate is located in the Moorabool Valley between Geelong and Ballarat, 100km south-west of Melbourne. Grape growing in this region dates back more than 200 years, with Swiss settlers planting Victoria's first vineyards here in the early 1800s. The estate's rich volcanic soil and continental climate produce premium fruit with a taste, bouquet and color unique to our area.

Gary and Robyn Farr bought the original property in 1994 and the second part in 1998 - the latter had been untouched for nearly 40 years and consisted of dense boxwood thorns and noxious weeds. The final piece of the puzzle, connecting the two pieces of land, was purchased in 2011 by Nick and Cassie Farr, totaling 130 hectares, of which 36 hectares are under vines and the rest are maintained as grazing and cropland for livestock and horses. With a mixture of different clones and rootstocks, the grape varieties grown here include viognier, chardonnay, pinot noir, gamay and shiraz.

Nick and Gary Farr stand side by side, but aren't afraid to go head-to-head when their opinions differ. Each generation has developed a distinctive style of winemaking based on its individual experience and taste, and their respective lines - By Farr by Gary and Farr Rising by Nick - have received critical acclaim both in Australia and abroad.

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Available as of Jul 12, 2023
Type of Wine Red
Country Australia
Region Victoria
Winery By Farr
Grape Syrah-Shiraz
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2020
Drinking as of 2024
Drinking till 2038
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 92
James Suckling rating 95
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Barbecue, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard
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