Farr Rising Saignee 2015
Brunswick Wine Shop | 16 Sparta Place Brunswick

Farr Rising Saignee 2015

Regular price $32.00

"The juice for this wine comes from the Farr Rising Pinot Noir block as well as from a newly acquired site that Nick purchased next door. The juice is bled into five-year-old barrels from the Pinot Noir tank after three to four hours on skins. From this point it is handled in the same way as the Chardonnay. It has a bright salmon pink appearance and pronounced Pinot Noir perfume. The fruit on the palate is a mixture of berries, leading to quite a savoury and long, dry finish. It’s the ideal wine to have with food or simply hang out with. A strong and well balanced barrel-fermented rosé." Nick Farr, winemaker

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.

Nick Farr readily acknowledges the influence of father Gary in his winemaking and viticultural practices—however, these have been significantly enhanced by his own vast experience. While he was growing up, Nick often worked alongside his father on the family estate before a stint at Rosemount in the Hunter Valley in the late 90s. This was followed by more vintages with Gary as well as at Innisfail Vineyards in the Bannockburn area, where Nick commenced his label Farr Rising. Like his father, Nick has experience at international vineyards, including Cristom in Oregon, Au Bon Climate in California, and Domain Dujac in Burgundy.

Nick’s enthusiasm and passion for wine is captivating, and an excellent grounding in both the new and old schools of winemaking is the perfect complement to his individual tastes and ideas. “The wines we make are not mainstream—they are expressions of our vineyard, our land and what we like to drink. That is what we promise to deliver.”

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