Nick and Gary Farr stand side by side, but aren’t afraid to go head-to-head when their opinions differ. Each generation has developed a distinctive winemaking style based on his individual experience and taste, and their respective lines—By Farr by Gary, and Farr Rising by Nick—have received critical acclaim both in Australia and overseas.
The RP Pinot Noir (RP – Robyn Pamela) is in recognition of the matriarch. Of all of the Farr family pinots, RP - named after matriarch Robyn Pamela Farr - is the most slender and febrile. Yet this delicacy is only in comparison to the other By Farr Pinots which start off richer and more characterful than many. Only the best fruit parcels in the finest wood, then the most perfect barrel expression during élevage, make it into the RP - and the newly released wine is sitting tightly coiled, waiting. There is the hallmark By Farr whole bunch character of richly spicy and compact dark fruit. The palate of the wine is fresh and beautifully structured. Perhaps not an eternal wine (one can only wish) but one that will last decades.
The fruit for this wine is sourced from the Cote Vineyard as is the GC Chardonnay. A close planted / high density planting of Pinot Noir on a exposed cote. These hillsides facing North, North East and East will be the backbone of the Farr dynasty for decades to come.
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