2020 By Farr Tout Pres Pinot Noir

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Type of Wine Red
Country Australia
Region Victoria
Winery By Farr
Vintage 2020
Grape Pinot Noir
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, although 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 of the Tout Pres By Farr Pinot Noir (Tout Pres = very close) come from the Cote vineyard which was planted extremely densely in 2001. This creates a lot of competition, which means that the vines have to root deeper. The bunches of grapes are picked very selectively by hand at the right ripeness. In the vinification cellar, the entire bunches (100%) are first given a cold soak for four days, after which the bunches are allowed to undergo spontaneous alcoholic fermentation 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 for malolactic fermentation and maturation. After 18 months, the wine is assembled and bottled unfiltered. In the glass, the Tout Pres By Farr Pinot Noir has a deep ruby red color. In the nose aromas of cherries, plums, pomegranate, rose petals, cinnamon, freshly roasted nuts, coffee and a clear mineral touch. In the palate intense notes of ripe small red-black fruit, blood orange, chocolate, undergrowth and vanilla, accompanied by a very long velvety finish with elegant, ripe tannins and subtle acidity.

The By Farr - Tout Pres Pinot Noir is a wine that is best drunk at a temperature between 14 and 16 degrees Celsius and is a perfect accompaniment to dishes with game, poultry or soft cheese. The wine has great aging potential and can be stored for up to 10-15 years.

FACT: The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you come to pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount. We are almost next to the Rijksweg with plenty of parking space. Click here for address

Vineyard for 2020 By Farr Tout Pres Pinot Noir

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.

More Information
Available as of Jul 12, 2023
Type of Wine Red
Country Australia
Region Victoria
Winery By Farr
Grape Pinot Noir
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 94
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Mineral, Red fruit, Flexible, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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