By Farr GC Chardonnay 2016


Huon Hooke 97 Points!


Wine Front 95 Points!


"Wonderfully detailed bouquet and flavour: a superb wine." - Huon Hooke 

Australia, VIC, Geelong
750mL
#White  #Chardonnay  #By Farr  #Victoria  #Geelong  

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Huon Hooke 97 points!

 


 



“Medium yellow colour, with a slightly forward bouquet of toast, butterscotch, herbs and flowers. The palate is likewise slightly forward and open-knit, rich and generous, readily accessible and savoury with long, drying warmth to its finish. The balance is good. There's lots happening here. A generous mouthful of classical Chardonnay. Wonderfully detailed bouquet and flavour: a superb wine.

 


 



Huon Hooke

 


 

 

 

Wine Front 95 points!




“From a high density planting of chardonnay on an exposed cote at Geelong.

It’s so settled and so pure. It pleases from the outset and all the way along the line but it really sparks up as it passes through the finish. Grapefruit, white peach, lime spider and a mass of crackly spice notes. It’s not a showy wine, it has no need to be, but it’s not low key either. It’s like old money in that sense; it’s not gaudy but it still tastes rich.




Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, December 2017


 

The GC Chardonnay (GC – Gary Charles) is attributed to all the knowledge we have been able to extract from Gary to create a close planted / high density planting of chardonnay on a exposed cote. These hillsides facing North, North East and East will be the backbone of the Farr dynasty for decades to come.


The fruit is hand-picked then whole-bunch pressed in the winery. All the solids are collected and chilled before being put to barrel, which are 35 per cent new French oak. A natural fermentation will occur at cool temperatures over the next one to two months, and then a small amount of stirring helps start malolactic fermentation. The wine is then racked, fined and lightly filtered before bottling 11 months after picking. A complete chardonnay.


The wine has an amazing smoothness and calmness that stretches the length of the palate, surrounded with textured fruit and mineral elements. We have been playing with the fruit from these vineyards for more than 8 years, fine tuning the style of wine that these vineyards are producing. What a result once it all came together.


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