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Garagiste Merricks Cuvée de Coeur Sparkling 2018 (Disg. Aug 2022)

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Garagiste Merricks Cuvée de Coeur Sparkling 2018 (Disg. Aug 2022)
Garagiste Merricks Cuvée de Coeur Sparkling 2018 (Disg. Aug 2022)
Producer Garagiste
Region, Country Mornington Peninsula, Australia
Bottle Size 700ml
Case Size 6
Product Code 21128-750

When it comes to the great sparkling wines of the world, Flanders knows his onions, and with a palate that likes a little Blanc de Noirs, it’s no surprise that he turned to Merricks Pinot Noir as the source. Garagiste’s first harvest for a sparkling base took place roughly two weeks before the Merricks vineyard table wines, Barney picking with both depth of flavour and freshness in mind. In the shed, fruit was slowly whole-bunch pressed directly to old barriques for a wild ferment with no temperature control. Post-primary it was kept on full solids for eight months. 


From the generous vintage of 2018, this third disgorgement has spent a further 10 months on lees than the second release, for 46 months in total. The extended aging on lees has certainly contributed further weight and concentration to this exceptional sparkling—and has also warranted a lower dosage (only one gram per litre, while the previous release was dosed at 1.75)—thereby maintaining the mannerisms of the first and second releases, while subtly impacting the richness of the palate.




Garagiste Merricks Cuvée de Coeur Sparkling 2018 (Disg. Aug 2022)
Garagiste Merricks Cuvée de Coeur Sparkling 2018 (Disg. Aug 2022)

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