About The Wine
Now here's a Chardy! Garagiste is a top flight Mornington Peninsula producer and year after year this is one of the better Chardonnays the region has to offer.
It comes from the high altitude, cooler Merricks vineyard, with the warmer 2016 vintage providing a real generosity and oomph to the natural acidity and structure the site provides.
It's a power-packed Chardonnay, and as Campbell Mattinson said in his glowing 96 point review, "Straight to the pool room with this one."
Garagiste is the brainchild of Barnaby Flanders.
After leaving Allies 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.