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Garagiste Chardonnay 'Le Stagiaire' 2022-Heritage Wine Store Perth CBD Bottleshop

Garagiste Chardonnay 'Le Stagiaire' 2022

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  • TASTING NOTE: Generous in spirit (in how it drinks and how much it costs!), the 2022 Le Stagiaire Chardy has a core of fleshy, pulpy stone fruit backed with mouth watering citrus acidity and a fine mineral line. The value is off the charts here.
  • ABOUT THE WINE: This year's blend is drawn from Balnarring, Tuerong, Merricks and Red Hill. The fruit was sorted in both the vineyard and winery and whole-bunch pressed directly to 500-litre puncheons. Fermentations were natural, with no temperature control, and were followed by an eight-month élevage on gross lees to slowly build richness. Barney doesn’t chase malo in his Chardonnay, he doesn’t test for it and his winery doesn’t have a strong malo bug presence. Plus, in 2022 the acidities were ‘spot on’ so there was no need round out the edges. So, there’s a small bit of malo at work here, but just a smidge. 
  • ABOUT THE PRODUCER: Barney Flanders created his label in 2006 and today focuses on a range of small-batch Mornington Peninsula wines with the emphasis on single-site, sub-regional expressions of his region. Flanders’ goal is to work with high-quality, respectably farmed parcels from Tuerong and Moorooduc, in the North (sandy soils), to the more central Merricks and Merricks North (brown loam/red volcanic soils) and finally the more elevated and southern sub zones of Red Hill and Main Ridge (vibrant red volcanic soils). The winemaking tenets here are quite simple: precise picking to capture acidity, whole bunch pressing (for the Chardonnay), natural ferments and a maximum of 20 to 35% new oak. Maturation is in large (300 to 500-litre) barrels to make fresher wines for keeping, and the wines are neither fined nor filtered. Barney manages all aspects of the viticulture and winemaking and a shining range of succulent, finely tuned and elegantly crafted cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is what results. 
  • COUNTRY: Australia
  • REGION: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
  • VARIETAL: Chardonnay
  • WINE STYLE: White Wine
  • WINEMAKER: Barney Flanders
  • CLASSIFICATION: Sustainable Farming
  • CLOSURE: Screwcap
  • ABV%: 13%
  • SIZE: 750ml


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