2022 Chardonnay By Farr
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2022 Chardonnay By Farr

Geelong, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$110. 00
$1320.00 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Diam Cork

The Chardonnay by Farr comes from the same site as the Sangreal Pinot Noir. It’s an exposed, hungry north-facing slope of red soil over limestone, planted in 1994. The Chardonnay vines are a mixture of Dijon clones and P58. The fruit is picked by hand and whole-bunch pressed. All the solids are collected and chilled before being put to French oak barrels (30% new). A natural fermentation occurs over the next two to three weeks at cool temperatures. After fermentation, a bit of stirring helps start malolactic fermentation, which is usually completed by mid-spring. The wine is then racked, fined and lightly filtered before bottling 11 months after picking.

Other Reviews....
We get richness of fruit and oak, we get a chalk-like element, we get river stones, and we get crushes of grapefruit pulp and nectarine. In short, it's gorgeousness in a glass. It has power, finesse, length and all the things we desire in wine. Drink by 2032.
97 points
Campbell Mattinson - James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion