Farr Rising Chardonnay 2014
Brunswick Wine Shop | 16 Sparta Place Brunswick

Farr Rising Chardonnay 2014

Regular price $42.00
The Farr Rising chardonnay comes from the same site as the pinot noir, a split block of black soil over limestone and grey sandy loam with iron stone planted 2001. A very exposed and hungry north facing slope. The clones used for the chardonnay are a mixture of Dijon clones and Penfolds 58.
The fruit is handpicked then whole bunch pressed. All the solids are collected and chilled before being put to barrel, 30% new French. A natural fermentation occurred over the next 2 to 3 weeks at cool temperatures. Once fermentation finished a small amount of stirring was used to help start malolactic fermentation. A full malo finished mid spring and the wine was then racked, fined and lightly filtered before being bottled – 11 months after picking. A very mineral site for chardonnay.

Brilliant sharp green colour in the glass the lifted floral nose has a hint of oak. Deceptively long and complex structure in the mouth, both minerally and refined. Great freshness with crisp acid that makes this one a strong, elegant wine.

Farr Rising is already right up there when it comes to quality and excitement. The wines could barely boast better pedigree, with Nick Farr at the helm and impeccable fruit sources. These range from Pinot and Chardonnay grapes from the Farrs' own 2002 plantings to 35-year-old vines from 10km further down the Moorabool valley. Made in an earlier-drinking style than some of the By Farr range, the Farr Rising wines often go toe-to-toe with their illustrious label-mates. They represent some of the best-value terroir-driven wines available.

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