About The Wine
Barnaby Flanders knows good Pinot Noir. He has developed an impressive reputation for producing top quality Pinots from Mornington and despite the challenges of the 2016 season, this is another impressive release from Garagiste.
The Merricks Pinot has the highest profile of Barney's single vineyard range, and it is typically the first to sell out. It’s full bodied for a Mornington Pinot with complexity and structure at the forefront, but the warmer vintage conditions have provided plenty of ripe juicy Pinot fruit at the same time.
Campbell Mattinson described Garagiste as a "gem of a producer" in his review of this wine, and if you want high-quality Mornington Pinot then look no further. A ripper.
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.