Garagiste ‘Le Stagiaire’
Pinot Noir 2019
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

$30.00

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Style: Red: Red fruit, crunch, silk

Producer: Garagiste

Region: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Grape: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2019

Soil: Mixed vineyards

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Foudre (5% new)

Alcohol: 13.5%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 14 – 16°C

The Wine: From Garagiste’s Balnarring, Tuerong and Merricks vineyards. The grapes were sorted then destemmed–a small percentage was fermented with 10% whole bunches–and fermented in concrete using indigenous yeast, minimal hand plunging and spending 22 days on skins. The wine was aged for ten months, on gross lees, in both concrete and and foudre (5% new). Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

This is a cracker. I am a big fan of what is happening within this winery! The red fruit falls on the pomegranate, cranberry and red current side of things with a web of spice layer built around it. The palate has an attractive pinch of acidity and a poised rip of tannins. Perfect for a night of lockdown with beef bourguignon or a beautiful pork cutlet from Bundarra Berkshires.

Sebastian Crowther MS

Producer Profile

Anyone with even a passing interest in cool-climate Australia will already know that Garagiste is one of the Mornington Peninsula’s brightest rising stars. Barnaby Flanders created the Garagiste label following his amicable split with Allies co-founder David Chapman (who continues with the Allies label). ‘Barney’ now focuses on a snug range of small-batch wines from fruit sourced from the highly prized Merricks Grove vineyard, the Silverwood vineyard (Balnarring), and the Hugh Robinson vineyard in Moorooduc. Garagiste, the main label, is ably supported by delicious entry-level wines under the Le Stagiaire banner. Barnaby and Cam (Marshall) manage all aspects of the viticulture and winemaking themselves and a range of succulent, finely tuned and elegantly crafted cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is what results.

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Review

Style: Red: Red fruit, crunch, silk

Producer: Garagiste

Region: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Grape: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2019

Soil: Mixed vineyards

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Foudre (5% new)

Alcohol: 13.5%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 14 – 16°C

The Wine: From Garagiste’s Balnarring, Tuerong and Merricks vineyards. The grapes were sorted then destemmed–a small percentage was fermented with 10% whole bunches–and fermented in concrete using indigenous yeast, minimal hand plunging and spending 22 days on skins. The wine was aged for ten months, on gross lees, in both concrete and and foudre (5% new). Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

This is a cracker. I am a big fan of what is happening within this winery! The red fruit falls on the pomegranate, cranberry and red current side of things with a web of spice layer built around it. The palate has an attractive pinch of acidity and a poised rip of tannins. Perfect for a night of lockdown with beef bourguignon or a beautiful pork cutlet from Bundarra Berkshires.

Sebastian Crowther MS