About The Wine
Sourced from 20-year-old vines in one corner of the Merricks vineyard, this is the most distinctive and intense of the Garagiste Pinot Noirs.
The Terre De Feu is a special 'reserve' that sits above his stunning single vineyard wines.
This was made with 100% whole bunches, one barrel brand new and one seasoned, and as with all the other Garagiste wines, is completely unfined and unfiltered. Every drop of nuance from the vineyard preserved in the bottle. Stunning stuff.
There were only 700 bottles made of this landmark wine for Barney Flanders and Garagiste. With 97 points from James Halliday and 95 points from Gary Walsh, this is one of Barney's finest Pinot Noirs to date.
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.