2017 Garagiste Cotier Pinot Gris

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Full-throttled, innovative small batch Pinot Gris from Barney Flanders.


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About The Wine

The idea with the Cotier wines is to explore the impact of carbonic maceration and skin contact on white varieties.

Originally conceived during drinks and chats with former Bannockburn winemaker Michael Glover, this is a slightly more adventurous side of Barney's winemaking we hadn't seen before.

"It’s about me trying to learn more about variety and site," he told us, "The aim is to make interesting, textural, sound wines, they don't have to be natural."

This Pinot Gris is a great place to start. It comes from the Merricks vineyard, and with its deep pink colour and full-throttled red fruit flavour it drinks more like a red than a white. Only tiny volumes made but absolutely delicious!

About Garagiste

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 explores the sub-regionality of the 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

Love the smells coming out of the glass. Rose petals, gunsmoke, amaro and campari - gee wizz this is yum! Glossy, nutty, round and savoury. A gentle powderiness. Just a fun drinking experience. Tastiness and interest factor both covered. Big smiles all round. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

The Côtier Gris hails from Garagiste's Merricks Grove vineyard; vines planted in red volcanic and brown loam soil. The winemaking is similar for all the Côtier wines: 100% whole bunch fermentation for two weeks; maturation in old oak for 10-11 months; bottled unfined and with only minimal sulphur.

Blend : Pinot Gris (100%)
ABV : 13.0%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2020
Bottle Size : 750ml

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