2017 Garagiste Terre Maritime Chardonnay

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

An ultra-premium, extremely limited new addition to the Garagiste stable. Chardonnay collectors take note!



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About The Wine

The Terre Maritime is a new flagship Chardonnay for Barney Flanders to sit alongside the Terre de Feu Pinot Noir as his top releases from the vintage.

This wine comes from the highest portion of the Merricks vineyard. The fruit from these precious few vines has always performed better, showing more intensity and power than the rest of the Merricks block.

With the perfect growing conditions in 2017 Barney finally pulled the trigger and bottled it separately.

This is a sensational Chardonnay. Undoubtedly one of the most impressive wines ever released from this benchmark Mornington producer.

Only two barrels were made, this will sell out. Do not hesitate.

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 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
Photo Credit: Pinot Palooza
Additional Info

From The Producer

The inaugural release of this new bottling, Terre Maritime is drawn from a few rows of Chardonnay sited in the top corner of the Merricks Grove vineyard. It's a white equivalent to the Terre de Feu bottling.

Unlike the majority of the vineyard, the vines from which this wine is sourced are rooted on brown soils as opposed to the more typical reddish dirt. So it's less vigorous and the bunches and berries are smaller and their juice is more intense. The parcel also faces slightly eastwards, offering the vines in this cooler, more sheltered aspect.

The Garagiste boys have long wondered what this parcel would do if it was made separately and now we have the answer. The parcel was managed with extra care over recent years with this cuvée in mind, and the wine produced has tremendous class and textural depth, with pronounced florals and a saline edge that brings wonderful freshness.

In short, it's very different! This first release was raised in a single, 1-year-old 500-litre puncheon and one seasoned barrique. 

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Barney in the vineyard
Barney in the vineyard
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

This is a glorious Chardonnay. There's a distinct savouriness here, it's all saline, oyster shell, spent matches and flint, fennel, something like roasted cashews and insane length. Prodigious. A peacock's tail of flying apples, poached pears and melon. A touch of salted caramel but strung taut with minerals and quartz-like acidity. Classy and unique. Fantastic stuff. - Different Drop Wine Team

The Wine Front

"It sits in the glass like Lucy in the sky. Drink it at a lunch table in the early summer sun and it glitters like diamonds.When the flavour comes it’s textured like satin. It’s a white wine in control of its realm. White peach, sunny apples, ripe pear and the flavour we refer to as oakspice. It starts slow and builds, like a truck cresting a hill, the back palate an irresistible surge of juicy fruit, grapefruit biting on the finish like brakes. It’s not overdone, it’s refined and stylish, but it flashes a few of its tricks. Maritime Chardonnay, on the beach, late sun. That’d be a day." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Halliday Wine Companion

"If the Merricks was close but no cigar. This a giant Cohiba. Beautiful wine. Complex, precise, long and utterly compelling. Burnt match, green apple, citrus , flint and stone fruits. A seamless line of flavour that is pure, glassy textured and ridiculously long. Bravo." - David Bicknell (Halliday Wine Companion)


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