2018 By Farr Viognier Geelong – The By Farr viognier consists of a blend of fruit from two vineyards. The first is the original house block, planted in 1994, which is friable red soil over limestone leading to sandstone—similar soils to the Sangreal pinot noir and By Farr chardonnay. The second vineyard is a younger planting of unknown clones in red ironstone soil. The Viognier is a difficult variety to manage as it has a tendency to grow horizontally rather than vertically, needs a lot of water and can become sunburnt very easily. Because of this they have decided to pick the fruit earlier in the past few years in order to retain its natural acidity, ensuring they maintain varietal character and creating a more delicate and refined wine.
Good depth to nose with honey, peach conserve, almond and a hint of cinnamon stick. Rich and full on the palate but not heavy. Almost a Valencia orange note, sharp and fresh, giving a sense of cut to a gently mouthcoating wine. Good, fresh length.
Single Price: $80.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $60.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $720.00