An austere, compelling style.
About The Wine
It's no secret that Barney at Garagiste make a great Pinot.
The Balnarring Pinot comes from a little further down from the hill on the Mornington Peninsula than the Merricks, and it makes a fascinating comparison. It's a fine and pretty drop, a little lighter than its Merricks counterpart.
Think juicy & bright yet savoury, perfume & subtle spice, red fruits all wrapped up in a satin bow. Pure pleasure in a glass, a must-have for all lovers of a lighter Pinot.
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.