By Farr Shiraz 2022


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Region: Geelong
Grapes: Shiraz, Viognier
First Glance: Peppery, Savoury, Perfumed, Blue Fruits

The Wine:
Shiraz fruit comes from the original By Farr vineyard, planted in 1994. It lies on a north-facing slope, and the red volcanic soil has a base of limestone with deep-set sandstone.

All fruit is hand-picked, with 20 per cent left as whole bunches for fermentation. Most years Farr co-ferment between 2 and 4 per cent Viognier with the Shiraz. The wine sees 18 months in French oak, 20 per cent being new, and is bottled under vacuum.

A powerful nose, with the depth and complexity of cool-climate Shiraz. This wine is spiced with pepper and mineral elements, leaning towards earthy. The co-fermented Viognier adds a little richness to both the bouquet and palate, which has a very pleasant sweetness to start, followed by intense fruit and earthy long tannins to complete the delicate structure and overall elegance of the wine.