By Farr 2016 Tout Pres Pinot Noir
Gary Farr is one of the most iconic winemakers in Victoria, or indeed, the country. He was responsible for taking Bannockburn in Geelong to the startling heights it reached as one of the benchmark producers of Burgundian varieties in the country. His own label, By Farr, is quit simply one of Australia's finest producers.
The Tout Pres is the top of the line Pinot Noir from the Farr family.
The vines that produce this single-site wine are planted on the leanest volcanic soil on the Farr Geelong property. At a staggering vine density of almost 15000 vines per acre, these vines produce singularly powerful fruit and one of the country's most age-worthy Pinot Noirs.
Fermented as 100% whole bunches and sent to 100% new oak, many consider this one of the few Australian Pinot Noirs that can stand its own next to some of the great producers of Burgundy.