2020 By Farr Pinot Noir ‘Sangreal’ - Bannockburn Victoria
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By Farr Sangreal is truly elegance in a glass, an exhibition of balance.
"Love the paucity of colour. This wine has richness, and classic Sangreal perfume and spice. Savoury in the sweet and sour way, lightness, and generosity in equal measure. Cinnamon, cloves, anise, and sour cherries. That classic stem note, dill, and fresh currants. There is a creaminess and softness that only time in barrel brings. A complex and complete wine." - Nick Farr
Perfumed florals leap from the glass and the flavours are terribly more-ish, but this is still a baby...imagine pulling it from slumber in a dozen years time.
There is not a lot, so I recommend buying some.
"The Sangreal vineyard was planted in 1994, making it our oldest vineyard. It lies on a north-facing slope and the soil composition is bluestone and over limestone, with red ironstone colouring the surface. This is unlike our other vineyards, which are mostly black volcanic soil with heavy amounts of limestone on the surface. The vine rows run north-south, receiving full sun exposure throughout the day, resulting in more perfumed, prettier wines. This is always the first vineyard to be harvested. The clones used in Sangreal are 114 and 115, which we believe have mutated over time to become the ‘Sangreal clone’, now within its own microclimate."