By Farr Farrside Geelong Pinot Noir 2013



A variety of viticultural techniques are used at By Farr, from cover cropping and mulching so as to eliminate herbicides and conserve moisture, to only using organic sprays. This wine is from a selection of the newer plantings which are on the most northerly side of the vineyard. Soils are black volcanic soil over limestone. The vines run east to west to shade the fruit from over exposure and are a mixture of 114, 115, 777, 667 and MV6 clones. This vineyard is picked 10 to 12 days after all others. The darker soils and cooler growing conditions produce a more masculine and edgy wine.  

The fruit was hand picked and sorted in the vineyard, then fermented in a stainless steel open top fermenter. 50% of the fruit was destemmed before a four day cold soak and then fermented dry in 12 days by using natural yeast. Pigeage occurred two to three times a day depending on the amount of extraction required. The wine was then placed in 50% new Allier Damy barrels by gravity. The wine was racked after secondary fermentation, then again at 18 months, before bottling.

13.5% abv


By Farr Farrside Geelong Pinot Noir 2013
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