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By Farr Shiraz 2021


Pinot noir and chardonnay are what we would usually associate with the Farr family, but their shiraz is amongst Australia’s best and most singular; a great site expression. Rich, concentrated, seamless and controlled. Extremely complex and with a flavour profile all it’s own. Smoked paprika, red capsicum, curry leaf and fenugreek counter the compote of red, black and hedge fruits. There is great tension between the sweet and the savoury, with wave after wave of luxuriousness and decadence. Fresh and intense, it’s depth belies a lightness of touch and long velvety tannins. A truly wonderful shiraz. Waters Wine Co

The ‘21 Shiraz is a bit of a shape shifter. Initial notes suggest a deep, velvet wine, full of black fruit and spice. As the wine opens up there is a brightness to it, a summer pudding type fruit expression of berries and cream. More spice comes through, black olive tapenade, it’s rich yet savoury. There is a note of whole bunch, that green zone crunch, tang and lift and it finishes with such a pure crack of pepper; pink, campot and some white pepper too. Endlessly intriguing and mouthwatering. Winemaker’s Notes

All fruit is hand-picked from the VSP trellising, with 20 per cent left as whole bunches in the fermentation. Most years we co-ferment between 2 and 4 per cent 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. Shiraz sees 18 months in French oak, 20 per cent being new, and is bottled under vacuum.

Shiraz fruit comes from the original By Farr vineyard, planted in 1994. It lies on a north-facing slope, and the red volcanic soil has a base of limestone with deep-set sandstone.


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