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Farr Rising Saignee Pinot Noir Rose

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Saignee is a French term for 'bled' a reference to the winemaking technique where they literally 'bleed' off the juice from freshly picked grapes, essentially to concentrate the remaining juice.

In the case of red grapes, those early bleedings are typically light, fresh and perfect for Rose. For this wine, that quite simple fresh juice was barrel fermented and treated like a serious Pinot Noir, creating a wine that is about as serious as Rose gets!

Winemaker's Notes

Salmon-pink color, fresh and fruity while perfumed with a long savoury palate. An exciting barrel fermented Pinot Noir Rose.

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Farr Rising Saignee Pinot Noir Rose

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James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
To 2015
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
94
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
To 2014
Australian Wine Companion 2013
90
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Salmon-tinged pink; a very attractive combination of small red fruits and a savoury/spicy/citrussy counterpoint; fresh finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
92
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Bright pink, tinged with magenta; this isn't a rose so much as a high-quality, light-bodied pinot noir table wine, complexed by barrel fermentation; immaculate length and balance. It's a knockout bargain.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Typically pale colour, but also typically with farr more than usual structure and length to the spiced small red fruit flavours.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
92
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Light salmon colour; tightly drawn, uncompromising barrel ferment pinot noir style; spicy and savoury more than fruity; bone-dry finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
A standout in the lineup because there's a good whack of oak dealt into this free-run pinot juice. Some spiced red fruits sit just below, it's decidedly savoury. The palate is a densely textured, savoury and complex affair, not a simple beverage style, complex and chewy, finishes dry with red fruits and nutty oak to close.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
90
Peter Forrestal (2006 Vintage) says
Earlier this year, I enjoyed a major tasting of the wines of Farr Rising - made by Nick Farr, son of Gourmet Traveller Wine's 2001 Winemaker of the Year, Gary. The chardonnays and pinot noirs were very fine to exceptional, I also loved the Farr Rising Saignee, especially from 20C4 and 2006. This is a rose made from pinot noir that in 2006 has strawberries and cream flavours, silky texture and a restrained ultra-dry finish. Very impressive.
Quaff 2009 2008
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Plenty of depth and length; spicy strawberry and cherry flavours; has texture.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
88
Ken Gargett (2004 Vintage) says
The story so Farr. Gary Farr made the reputation of Bannockburn with a swagful of fabulous wines, especially pinot noir, then left Bannockburn to set up his own label, By Farr. Son Nick, who most reckon will go Farr, has his own label, Farr Rising (this one, in case you're confused). Like Dad, Nick makes a rose in the saignee (bleeding off juice) style. Out second most complex rose? Farr out!
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2006 2006
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Salmon-tinged colour; quite complex strawberry, plum and spice flavours.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
87
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Very light salmon; the clean bouquet has some earthy notes alongside red fruits, the fine, light palate with strawberry/lemony flavours.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
86

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