Garagiste Merricks Chardonnay 2023 750ml

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Garagiste Merricks Chardonnay 2023 750ml

Garagiste Merricks Chardonnay 2023 750ml

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The Merricks Chardonnay, from 27-year-old vines on soils of grey loams and red ferrosols on south- and southeast-facing slopes, was harvested and sorted by hand before being pressed as whole bunches. Fermentation was spontaneous with high levels of solids in 500-litre François Frères puncheons. A small portion went through natural malolactic conversion, and the wine rested on full gross lees for nine months before bottling. Barney seeks slow and long lees interaction, choosing extended, gentle contact over stirring. He has now entirely shifted his Chardonnay vinification to thick-stave, large-format wood, with new oak playing an increasingly limited role. “I see a slower evolution with the thicker staves,” he told us. “Things are more subtle, and it allows me to get closer to my ideal style.”

It’s a knockout: punchy, pure, intensely flavoured and wildly delicious, with serious horsepower impressively contained. This is a Chardonnay of great pedigree and substance, and as good a Merricks as we have tasted (with all this entails). Another don’t-miss.

Product Specifications

Brand Name Garagiste
Size 750ml
Alcohol Content 13.0%
Type Wine
Category White Wine
Style Chardonnay
Wine Body Medium
Country Australia
Region Mornington Peninsula
Wine Vintage 2023
Wine Region Mornington Peninsula
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