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Australian Wine Centre

Garagiste Le Stagiaire Pinot Noir 2020

The wines that make up this terrific value blend could quite easily have been bottled as single-vineyard wines. Balnarring and Tuerong make up the bulk of the blend, with a little whole-bunch Merricks adding lift and complexity. Across the blend, the grapes were sorted then de-stemmed (a small percentage was fermented with 10% whole bunches), and then fermented in concrete using indigenous yeast, with minimal hand plunging and 22 days on skins. The wine was then aged for ten months on gross lees in puncheon, concrete and foudre (5% new). Bottled unfined and unfiltered. The note below sums up this deliciously sappy and juicy Pinot well.

This year, Balnarring and Merricks make up the core of the blend, with a little whole-bunch (15%) on the Merricks adding lift and complexity. Across the blend, the grapes were sorted then mostly de-stemmed and fermented in concrete using indigenous yeast, minimal hand plunging and 22 days on skins. The wine was then aged for ten months, on gross lees, in both concrete and foudre (5% new). Bottled unfined and unfiltered.


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