Sangreal Pinot Noir

Each year the same descriptive notes come to mind for this wine: seductive, perfumed, seamless balance and moreish. It is a site that wavers very little in more difficult vintages and excels in the great ones—this is the backbone of By Farr wines. The alluring characters of this vineyard, combined with red fruits, whole bunch, acidity and oak, have produced a beautifully interwoven expression of site and vintage. That’s what it’s all about.

 

Vintage
2015
Appellation
Victoria
Varietals
Pinot Noir (114, 115)
Soil Type
Bluestone and limestone
Farming Practices
Sustainably Farmed
Vinification Method
All fruit is hand-picked from the VSP trellising, with 20 percent left as whole bunches in the fermentation. Most years we co-ferment between 2 and 4 percent viognier with the shiraz, the date determining whether or not the former is co-fermented and bled back. It is a natural fermentation, with the fruit remaining in the tank for 19 days before pressing. The shiraz sees 18 months in French oak, 20 per cent being new, and is bottled under vacuum.