By Farr Chardonnay 2021


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The Wine

Super sleek, intense nose, thrilling acid lines, of ripe citrus and river pebbles.  It’s mouth-watering, saline and brimming with nervous energy.  This shows an understanding of acid like few can.  Amazing power for a wine of this weight, it is hard to imagine where the flavour is hiding.  Beyond impressive.

The fruit is hand-picked then whole-bunch pressed in the winery. All the solids are collected and chilled before being put to barrel, which are 30 per cent new French oak. A natural fermentation will occur at cool temperatures over the next one to two months, and then a small amount of stirring helps start malolactic fermentation. The wine is then racked, fined and lightly filtered before bottling 11 months after picking. A very mineral site for chardonnay.