2018 Garagiste Le Stagiaire Pinot Noir

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

One of our favourite releases to date of this awesome value Mornington Pinot Noir from the legend, Barney Flanders.

$32.00$29.00

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About

About The Wine

Barney Flanders loves Pinot Noir, and his 2018 release of the value-packed Le Stagiaire Pinot Noir is another home run.

Made from a blend of fruit from Barney's outstanding single vineyards, with the best fruit from the Teurong and Balnarring Single Vineyard wines making their way into the blend this year. This represents the essence of Mornington Peninsular Pinot Noir.

Just 10% whole bunches used in the ferment this year with the emphasis squarely on ripe Pinot fruit, showcasing the impeccable vineyard management and winemaking of this Mornington guru.

It's unfined and unfiltered, with plenty of savoury complexity to balance the finish.

Value for money wise, this is an Australian Pinot Noir star.

About Garagiste

Garagiste is the brainchild of Barnaby Flanders.

After leaving Allied Wines in 2003 he embarked on a mission to produce small batch premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay under his own label in his beloved Mornington Peninsula.

Barney loves the sub-regionality to be exploited in Mornington Peninsula, the slight alterations in aspect and soil profile within this small wine producing region provide him with the scaffolding around which he builds his stunning harem of small batch wines.

They are only ever made in small quantities so time is of the essence if you want to explore the world of Garagiste.

Winemaker Barney Flanders
Winemaker Barney Flanders
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Additional Info

From The Producer

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.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Barney in the vineyard
Barney in the vineyard
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
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Critic Reviews

DDS review

Pretty, floral release this year. Dried roses and earth, strawberry, ripe cherry and some char and twigs. Plump fruit, too, much more generous than the 2017. Slippery smooth tannins. Glistening with beautifully ripe fruit. Absolutely spot on. Perfect punter-friendly Pinot. Great drinking. - Different Drop Wine Team

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Great wine

Tried this wine at a restaurant and fell in love, it was just as great if not better the second time round at home! Loved it

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Elegant and poised

Still need a few years but already showing so much promise!

Very elegant and structured wine on a very good price point.

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Beautiful, well made pinot

We loved this pinot. Delicious, with that nice forest floor/smoky flavour we love in Pinot. Beautifully made. A winner.

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Great Pinot Noir

Nice light Pinot perfect for weeknights

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Good value for money

Good price nice fruity style Pinot

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