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2019 Garagiste Le Stagiaire Pinot Noir

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

One of the country's best value Pinot Noirs from Mornington Peninsula legend, Barney Flanders.

$29.00

Rated 4.6 out of 5
19 Reviews

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About The Wine

Barney Flanders loves Pinot Noir, and his 2019 release of the value-packed Le Stagiaire Pinot Noir is another home run.

Made from a blend of fruit from Barney's outstanding single vineyards, with the best fruit from the Teurong and Balnarring Single Vineyard wines making their way into the blend this year. This represents the essence of Mornington Peninsular Pinot Noir.

Just 10% whole bunches used in the ferment this year with the emphasis squarely on ripe Pinot fruit, showcasing the impeccable vineyard management and winemaking of this Mornington guru. It's unfined and unfiltered, with plenty of savoury complexity to balance the finish.

Value for money wise, this is an Australian Pinot Noir star.

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
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Additional Info

From The Producer

From Garagiste's Balnarring, Tuerong and Merricks vineyards. The grapes were sorted then destemmed--a small percentage was fermented with 10% whole bunches--and fermented in concrete using indigenous yeast, minimal hand plunging and spending 22 days on skins. The wine was aged for ten months, on gross lees, in both concrete and and foudre (5% new). Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.5
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

92Points
The Wine Front

"It opened with a gentle spritz but it quickly settled to present as a polished, pomegranate-driven, red berried pinot with energy to burn. This is a vibrant release, savoury more than it is sweet though, that said, it’s not overly spiced or twiggy or anything like that; it’s almost gamay-like with its tart raspberry, its fresh-cut violet, its edges of earth. If you called it sophisticated you wouldn’t be wrong." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine front)

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Reviewed by Richie R.
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A beautiful drop

Low on tannins with mild acidity, make this an exceptionally drinking wine with a velvety finish...and just the right amount of fruit! Easily enjoyed with risotto or equally at home with wood oven pizza! 2018 vintage is a cracker, do yourself a favour and buy 6! 9.5/10. Drinks better than other cool climate Pinot's at double the price

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STUNNING

Smooth, delicious and aromatic. Highly recommend this Pinot Noir.

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Very good

Very enjoyable. Value for $$

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Interesting but somewhat confused

Had high expectations given the reviews, but I found this wine to be somewhat confused. It left me a bit lost, in a netherworld between fruity, earthy and soft but slightly too tannic for my personal taste. Probably a good wine for those who like Mornington Pinot and want something a little bit weird.

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Good value

A well-balanced pinot noir

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