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2016 Garagiste Terre de Feu Pinot Noir

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Garagiste's flagship wine - the powerful, complex and totally unique Terre de Feu Pinot Noir. A wine to stop you in your tracks.

$75.00

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About

About The Wine

Sourced from 20-year-old vines in one corner of the Merricks vineyard, this is the most distinctive and intense of the Garagiste Pinot Noirs.

The Terre De Feu is a special 'reserve' that sits above his stunning single vineyard wines.

This was made with 100% whole bunches, one barrel brand new and one seasoned, and as with all the other Garagiste wines, is completely unfined and unfiltered. Every drop of nuance from the vineyard preserved in the bottle. Stunning stuff.

There were only 700 bottles made of this landmark wine for Barney Flanders and Garagiste.

This is one of Barney's finest Pinot Noirs to date.

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.

Mornington maestro, Barney Flanders
Mornington maestro, Barney Flanders
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

This Pinot rolls into town in a Bently. It's beautiful, it's stylish, powerful. It drives long and smooth. It has everything going for it. Power-packed fruit with spice and earth, this is the good. Walls of moreish tannin meshed perfectly to fruit. Earth-shattering peacock tail finish. Epic is the word that comes to mind. - Different Drop Wine Team

95Points
The Wine Front

"A whole lotta bunchy spice, positive pencilly oak, liquorice/aniseed richness, darker fruits (from memory). Firm in the mouth with terrific line, a carpet of deliciously earthy tannin, and a bold and long finish. I wasn’t really taking notes for the purposes of publishing, more as an aide-mémoire, but this wine prompted me to put finger to keyboard. Well done Barney Flanders. Hi-diddly-ho!" - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Cropped from a specific 0.5-acre plot of the Merricks Grove vineyard, Terre de Feu (the land of fire) takes its name from the vein of pure red ferrosol in this part of the vineyard.

Barney had noticed the vines in this little ironstone patch always produced slightly smaller, more intense bunches with a juice of greater depth and concentration than the rest of the vineyard.

This was the rationale for the 100% whole bunch ferment. Terre de Feu remains Garagiste's only 100% whole bunch Pinot and the wine also sees a little more new oak.

As exciting as the 2014 and 2015 were, this year's wine is a step up with a finer balance and integration of all components.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2037
Bottle Size : 750ml

Merricks Vineyard
Merricks Vineyard
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
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