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2021 Garagiste Tuerong Aligote

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Brilliant Burgundian-styled Aligote out of Victoria. Remarkable value for money here from Barney Flanders - but very rare.

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$38.00

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About

About The Wine

There is very little Aligote growing in Australia at present. Trust Barney Flanders to sniff some out.

Given Barney's love of Burgundian varieties, this grape slips nicely into the Garagiste line up.

It's a very impressive rendition of the variety - where Aligote is often maligned in Burgundy and considered a bridesmaid to Chardonnay, Barney treats it with the utmost respect.

There's a distinct 'old world' vibe with this wine. Yes, it's fresh and focused and drives brilliantly through the mouth (as all Garagiste wines do), but there's something else here that takes you to another place from your first sniff.

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

Tasting Note: Peach, chalk, lime, grilled nuts – chalky, line with length, savoury to close.

Blend : Aligote (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Barnaby Flanders can only source a small amount of aligoté, but he weaves magic with the fruit anyway. Layers of flavour and depth: lemon, tart apple and stone fruit dance along with savoury, smoky notes. A whisper of sulphides and a smidge of nutty lees is teasing out the otherwise tight palate, led by a line of excellent acidity." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

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    Sean B.
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    I recommend this product
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    Rated 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Such a great find

    Almost tropical aromatics, dried florals and an undercurrent of citrus rind lead to a palate of green apples, grapefruit, lemon pith and stoney minerality. There's a bit of palate weight from time on lees, prolonging the flavours deliciously. All this is supported by a backbone of steely acidity, to round things off. Extremely focused with a lovely lengthy finish. And this from winemaker Barney Flanders, using some of the only Aligote vines in the country. Top stuff. I'd grab it again.

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