2016 Garagiste Cotier Chardonnay

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

A completely unique take on Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay.


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About The Wine

Here's an innovative take on Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay as part of Garagiste's exciting 'Cotier' project.

It comes from the same Merricks vineyard that sources the fruit for Barney Flanders' much-loved Merricks single vineyard Chardonnay, but this is a very different beast. Made with 100% whole bunches and precious few additions, this is a lively yet pillowy Chardonnay, simultaneously full of interest and sheer drinkability.

Unlike the majority of Mornington Chardonnays on the market but delicious to drink and with only a handful of cases in existence, definitely worth trying.

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.

Barney in his barrel room
Barney in his barrel room
Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Critic Reviews

DDS review

This offers a richer and more seductive nose with complex and deep notes of ripe apple, roasted nuts and nutmeg. In the mouth the wine is driven, fleshy, finely structured and delicious. There's an excellent balance between flesh and grip. There are lots of layers and flavours that remind me of pear, ripe apple and brown spices. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

From Garagiste's Merricks Grove vineyard; vines planted in red volcanic and brown loam soil; 100% whole-bunch fermentation for 18 days; maturation in old oak for 9 months; bottled unfined and with only minimal sulphur. 

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.0%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml

The picturesque Merricks vineyard at sunrise
The picturesque Merricks vineyard at sunrise
Mornington Peninsula, VIC

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