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Garagiste Terre Maritime Chardonnay 2019

$74.00
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Garagiste Terre Maritime Chardonnay 2019
Producer Garagiste
Region, Country Mornington Peninsula, Australia
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 12
Product Code 19343-750

A drop-dead gorgeous follow-up to the 2018, the Terre Maritime is drawn from a few rows of Chardonnay sited in the top corner of Merricks Grove. Barney has always felt this parcel could result in a superb and unique Chardonnay—in this part of the vineyard, the 24-year-old vines are rooted in brown soils rather than the more common reddish dirt of the area. The parcel also faces slightly east, offering the vines a cooler, more sheltered aspect. There is therefore less vigour than in the rest of the vineyard, and the bunches are a touch smaller. As a result, the fruit from this parcel tends to make a wine that has real power and intensity without forgoing the finesse which we always associate with Barney’s wines.


This is just the third release of Terre Maritime and it has only strengthened Barney’s decision to keep this parcel separate. Raised in a single 500-litre François Frères puncheon, it’s a stunning Mornington Chardonnay with a great bouquet of fresh white peaches together with compelling notes of oyster shell and gunflint unfolding from the glass. The palate is intense, beautifully delineated and long. Without question, one of the most impressive (if not the best) Chardonnays we have seen from Garagiste. With only 55-odd cases to go around we can’t see it lasting long. 


Garagiste Terre Maritime Chardonnay 2019

Reviews

“Barnaby Flanders manages to weave magic into his wines. Although a less esoteric explanation is his attention to detail in the vineyard right through to the winemaking. Precise and reasoned. All that combines to a truth: Garagiste crafts some of the finest, most exhilarating wines, from the Peninsula and beyond. Terre Maritime is a case in point. Complex, silky, flinty, flavoursome, long ... and the list goes on.”
97 points, Jane Faulkner, Wine Companion

Reviews

“Barnaby Flanders manages to weave magic into his wines. Although a less esoteric explanation is his attention to detail in the vineyard right through to the winemaking. Precise and reasoned. All that combines to a truth: Garagiste crafts some of the finest, most exhilarating wines, from the Peninsula and beyond. Terre Maritime is a case in point. Complex, silky, flinty, flavoursome, long ... and the list goes on.”
97 points, Jane Faulkner, Wine Companion

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