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2019 Garagiste Merricks Chardonnay

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Top release of this single-site Mornington Chardonnay from Garagiste. Powerful, flamboyant - great Chardonnay for the flavour hounds.

$45.00

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The pitch here is perfect.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Merricks Chardonnay is the most sought-after of the Garagiste white wines.

It's the most powerful of Barney's Chardonnays, the kind of wine that blows your hair back. The fruit from Merricks comes in ripe but balanced and incredibly intense - the perfect raw materials for Barney to strut his Chardy-making stuff.

Barney is one of the finest Chardonnay makers in the region and this 2019 release is right on song

If you've loved his wines in the past, the 2019 is a knockout not to be missed. If you're yet to give them a shot, prepare to have your world rocked by this boutique artisanal producer.

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

Drawn from the south-facing Merricks Grove vineyard, where the grey sandy loams are marbled with red ironstone. Hand-harvested, hand-sorted and whole-bunch pressed. Then natural primary fermentation on high solids in 500-litre puncheons (15-20% new in 2018), partial malolactic fermentation and maturation on lees for nine months before bottling.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.00
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Exceptional power here. Whiffs of sulphides and struck matchstick, peach and nectarine. All this tied up with a little barrel-derived funk. It's taught with ripe fruit and the drive through the palate is formidable. Pure intensity and fruit weight with spiced apple notes and slick oak. Simply stunning. Benchmark Mornington Chardonnay. - Different Drop Wine Team

94Points
The Wine Front

"The Garagiste wines are never in-your-face and yet they’re never lacking or insubstantial, either. The pitch here is perfect. So too is the flavour profile. Grapefruit, dry pear, nectarine, flint and woodsmoke. It flies, it flares, it finesses its way through to the sustained finish. No hesitation. It’s a lovely wine." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 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!

Estimated delivery time frames with Australia Post can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the cart page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickup Due to some restrictions on our warehouse lease agreement and COVID concerns we are no longer offering Warehouse Pickup as an option and will be delivering all orders moving forward. Delivery is free (for orders over $149) and fast so please select one of our great delivery options at checkout. Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this change! The Different Drop Team.

Express Same Day Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 10km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery. Express courier deliveries cannot be left unattended and require a receiver signature.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 1300 668 385..

FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts?

No our pricing is aiming to the best in the market already. For very large orders (weddings etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call. How does the price match work?

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. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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