By Farr 'Sangreal' Pinot Noir 2020


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The Wine

Love the paucity of colour.  This wine has richness, and classic Sangreal perfume and spice. Savoury in the sweet and sour way, lightness, and generosity in equal measure.  Cinnamon, cloves, anise, and sour cherries.  That classic stem note, dill, and fresh currants.  There is a creaminess and softness that only time in barrel brings.  A complex and complete wine.

Sangreal is consistently made with 60 to 70 per cent whole bunch and aged in new oak. It is fermented in a five-tonne oak barrel with an open-top fermenter, and cold soaked for four days before a natural fermentation of seven to nine days. Once the cap falls, the tank is pressed. The wine is racked only once after malolactic fermentation, then sulphured and bottled, the entire process taking a total of 18 months. The wine is unfined and unfiltered in order to retain its natural flavour and bouquet. Sangreal is the most seamless and perfumed of the three single-vineyard pinots.