2021 Garagiste Le Stagiaire Pinot Gris

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A serious yet salivating example of Mornington Peninsula Pinot Gris.
4.0
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Barney Flanders takes his Pinot Gris seriously.

This is closer to Burgundy or Alsace than Northern Italy, with time in barrel and on lees resulting in a really textural wine.

A great modern example of Australian Gris here from one of Mornington's gem producers.

<p style="font-weight: 400;">Made in a pure-fruited, medium-bodied style that takes its inspiration from Burgundy rather than northern Italy or Alsace, this finely weighted Gris is drawn from a north/northeast-facing site in Merricks. The fruit was hand-sorted in the vineyard and winery, then whole-bunch pressed into old barriques to ferment using indigenous yeasts. This year Flanders used 10% carbonic Pinot Gris to add texture, perfume and a nip of tannin. The wine only went through partial malolactic (to preserve freshness) and was matured on solids in old neutral barrel for six months. It's a deliciously exuberant wine with zippy and ripe lemon, straw and solidsy aromas and flavours. A clean, dry and spicy close. Loads of interest here.

95 Points - "While this offers restrained PG flavours - pears, apple pie, spiced up with ginger and musk - the 7 months in barrel on lees has added more complexity and depth. The citrusy acidity lights up the finish and extends the length." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

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Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
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3 reviews
  • AV
    Alexander van H.
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    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    Citrus and more

    Very heavy on the citrus and acid. Good if that’s your style.

  • JS
    Jason S.
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    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great Gris

    Everything from this winery is awesome. They are now 100% my favourite in Mornington Peninsula. Love that Different Drop has all their wines. I've tried them all now and loved them all. Would recommend.

  • SB
    simon b.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    4 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Balanced Pinot Gris

    A typical wine from Barney Flanders - good fruit, balance and great length.

    Highly recommended.

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Garagiste Wines

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.

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