Philippa Farr Mornington Pinot Noir 2021
The blend of clones for this wine resulted in 50% 115, and 40% MV6 with 10% 114, which were two separate ferments, allowing room to find that sweet spot at blending. Wild ferments were allowed to take hold and 25% whole bunch used to produce structure and complexity. The ferments took well over a week to take off, with the cold soak being slightly too effective but patience saw both ferments finish just under three weeks. Then into 30% new french oak, the wine was racked twice over 17 months before going to bottle, with no filtration.
This Mornington Pinot Noir hails from 20-year-old vineyard with predominately clone 115, and some MV6 and 114. These vines are grown on a south east facing slope, on rich red loam over course gravel. " It isn’t surprising that this should be a very, very powerful and complex pinot, forest floor the platform on which spicy, savoury dark fruits and briary whole bunch characters should take control."
Philippa has been contributing to the overall family success in pinot noir winemaking and producing astonishing wines under her own label for a decade. This will be the very last release of these wines as after this vintage Philippa can no longer source this fruit!
Delicious and lively, to taste the fresh Mornington acidity dancing on the palate, with shape from the delicate fruit tannins and lacy oak tannins, that marry so well together. This wine has a very pure and refreshing spirit to it. Philippa Farr
(of the 2018) Medium to full red colour with a tint of purple. Aromas of cherry, vanilla and chocolate, the palate fleshy and almost chunky, intense and firm but finely-textured and blessed with good line and length. Very good concentration and richness. A baby pinot with real potential. Drink 2021-2032
95 Points Huon Hooke, TheRealReview.com
Variety - Pinot Noir
Country - Australia
Region - Victoria
Sub Region - Mornington Peninsula
Extra - Cork
Year - 2021
Volume - 750ml
Daughter of the iconic Victorian winemaker Gary Farr. Philippa has worked at Brokenwood, Domaine Dujac.