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2018 By Farr 'Farrside' Pinot Noir

Regular price $89.00
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2018 By Farr 'Farrside' Pinot Noir

Regular price $89.00
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BY FARR: THE GRAND CRU OF COOL-CLIMATE AUSTRALIAN SHIRAZ

These wines will change how the world thinks about Australia. Winemaker Gary Farr's training comes from time spent at Dujac, Cristom, and Calera yet his wine is more than the sum of his resume's parts. He spent ten harvests in a row with  Jacques Seysses from the legendary Domaine Dujac! Tasting his Farrside Pinot for the first time felt like drinking Sea Smoke's Southing after a stint with the Marines. The Farrside glowed with notes of black cherry, pomegranate liqueur, tea and lilac but best of all, there was tension. Highwire acidity, whiffs of crushed rock and a brooding basenote of mushroom-ey forest floor marked the wine with an old world understanding of how Pinot should be with no sacrifice to its Aussie generosity.

As with all great wineries, By Farr owes its success as much to the land as to its winemakers. Geelong is a brilliant piece of wind-whipped land along coastal Victoria that should be on any Pinot collector's radar. The blend of cool weather, wind, and sun suits the area marvelously to Burgundian varieties and chiseled, cool-climate expressions of Shiraz. As Burgundy prices continue to climb (and Rhone prices for that matter), we sometimes feel like the world of outstanding Pinot Noir gets smaller and smaller. These wines stand in stark contrast to that fear, offering wines from an excitingly up-and-coming region with profound complexity. 
The Farrside vineyard sits on a northeast-facing slope and consists of limestone topped with black volcanic soil. The vines were planted in 2001 and run east-west to protect the fruit from overexposure to the sun. The clones are a mixture of 114, 115, 777, 667 and MV6. Even though the Farrside and Sangreal vineyards are only 300 metres apart, the darker soils and cooler growing conditions of the Farrside vineyard mean these grapes are picked 10 to 12 days after all others and produce a more masculine and edgy wine.

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Orders are generally ready within 1-3 business days. It's easy! Just buy your wine here and you will receive a pickup confirmation email when the order has been pulled and packed. You can pickup your wine at our shop at 2301 Portsmouth Street in Upper Kirby, Houston. For more information, or if you need your wine more quickly, reach out to us at info@aocselections.com and we will do everything we can to accomodate.

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