Small batch, single vineyard Chardonnay. Perfectly balanced fruit ripeness, oak and fresh acidity. Wonderful.
The 'GC' Chardonnay wine has a great calmness that stretches the length of the palate, surrounded with textured fruit and mineral elements. Gary and Nick have been working with the fruit from these vineyards for more than eight years, fine tuning the style of wine that these vineyards are producing, with striking results.
Wine: By Farr ‘GC’ Chardonnay 2017
Producer: By Farr
Region/Country: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Production Method: Sustainable farming. Natural fermentation occured at cool temperatures over the next four to eight weeks, with a small amount of stirring to encourage malolactic fermentation.
Style: Great fruit character, rich, yet firm with great acidity and body.
Pairing Suggestion: Seafood, white meats, vegetarian dishes
Profile: Commonly referred to as the winemakers grape owing to both its versatility and ease of manipulation in the winery. Chardonnay will range widely in character depending on its region of origin as well as winemaking style. One the lighter end of the spectrum, generally from cooler regions, it will display crisp, somewhat tart acidity alongside citrus and orchard fruit character and mineral texture. Moving to warmer climates gradually produces a more ripe stone and tropical fruit character. Winemaking, particularly the use of oak and batonnage (lees stirring) produces a richer, creamier texture and flavours of toast, butter and vanilla spice.
Classic Regions: Chablis, Cote d'Or, Maconnais, Champagne (France), Yarra Valley, Tasmania, Margaret River (Australia), Canterbury (New Zealand), Walker Bay (South Africa)
From their base in Geelong, around 80 kilometres southwest of Melbourne, Gary Farr and his son Nick make small quantities of single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that rank with Australia's best. Gary has been making wine since the early 1980s in both Australia (at Bannockburn) and Burgundy (he worked 10 vintages at Domaine Dujac).