“Wow, this is a great pinot noir. Has an almost electric pulse." Mike Bennie.
"All the [Garagiste] wines are exceptional.” James Halliday, The Australian
This year, the vintage for Garagiste was so good, they made single-vineyard wines and Le Stagiaire Pinot Noir 2018 could have quite easily have been bottled as such. Hat's off to Garagiste for keeping a less expensive wine on the table for us!
There's more than one drummer beating to this wine and that's what I like about. Yes it's complex, but is still has an effortless, straight-up, drinkability about it and sometimes you just want an easy drinking pinot noir without paying the big bucks. Here's how Mike Bennie described it:
“Wow, this is a great pinot noir. Has an almost electric pulse. Bright, cranberry and pomegranate fruit, taut and fresh, a web of charry-reductive tannins but so judiciously found. Sinew and pucker, wine drawn long, it’s one for the very elemental and savoury pinot lovers. Complex and compelling wine.” 94 points, Mike Bennie, The Winefront
If you think this pinot sounds good, well that's because it is. But before I let you go, I'll have one last go at making you push that buy now button. Our price today is Australia's best. It won't last long, don't delay your purchase.
Where this wine comes from - Mornington Peninsula
Another gem that’s part of Melbourne’s ‘Dress Circle’, the maritime climate of Mornington makes it Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Paradise. Sea breezes ensure the vineyards remain cool, ideal for producing styles with elegance and finesse. Red Hill, Merricks and Balnarring is where the main action is, enjoying the see breezes coming off Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean. There’s also a vast array of alternative varieties that enjoy the peninsula’s maritime climate. Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris certainly has made its presence felt, producing both clean crisp, easy drinking Grigio styles, as well as richer, riper Gris styles. The whites are made for seafood, while Mornington Pinot Noir is a must with traditional duck dishes – either Chinese style or French.