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2017 Garagiste Le Stagiaire Chardonnay

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

One of the Mornington Peninsula's best value Chardonnays from the stellar 2017 vintage.

$29.00

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About
It’s a cracking wine.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Value hunters - back up the truck. Barney Flanders has outdone himself this year with the release of his 2017 Le Stagiaire Chardonnay.

By keeping his range small and focused on the varieties and vineyards he loves, the quality and value of his wines has gone through the roof. The excellent 2017 vintage in his home of Mornington Peninsula has produced a beautiful Chardonnay.

It is unencumbered by clunky oak, the fruit supported by nine months on lees, a wonderful lesson in 'less is more' winemaking.

There is never a lot of this wine around but given the phenomenal press around this release, this will not be around for long. Take a bow Barney, you've absolutely nailed this one!

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.

Winemaker Barney Flanders
Winemaker Barney Flanders
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Classic bit of Garagiste reductive funk on the nose. Gun smoke, struck flint, white peach, melon and a hint of raw almond. Loads of flavour in the mouth, showing stonefruit and grapefruit with a crisp acidity offset by the slight creaminess of the oak. Hits all the right notes and drinks so well for a young Chardonnay. - Different Drop Wine Team

94Points
The Wine Front

"Garagiste is one of the finest producers in the land. The hits just keep on coming. This is a beautiful drink but it’s also quite superb value. It starts, flows and ends well but it’s the final burst of flavour to the finish that really grabs your attention. Grapefruit, apple and pear with assistance from meal, flint and spice. It’s a cracking wine." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Delivery Information

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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Pricing & Discounts

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it (policy here). We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on.

We Also Offer Volume Discounts. It works like this:

  ORDERS OVER $149 GET FREE SHIPPING

  ORDERS OVER $299 GET A $20 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $499 GET A $40 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $999 GET A $100 DISCOUNT

This will all be automatically applied to your cart during the checkout process. So for example, if you create a cart with a total of $310, your final price at checkout will be $290. The discount will generally be applied to the first item in the cart. For very large wholesale or function orders (weddings etc) we are always happy to negotiate on a case by case basis. Don't hesitate to contact us.