Brunswick Wine Shop | 16 Sparta Place Brunswick
GARAGISTE LE STAGIAIRE PINOT GRIS 2015
Regular price $30.00
Made in a pure-fruited, medium bodied style that takes its inspiration from Burgundy rather than northern Italy or Alsace, this finely weighted Gris is drawn from a south-facing site in Merricks. The fruit was hand sorted in the vineyard and winery, then whole bunch pressed into to old barriques to ferment using indigenous yeasts. The wine was matured on its lees in barrel for 6 months. No fan of the nondescript, structure-less Gris style that abounds, Barney's versions are very smart. Apple-tangy and creamy in the mouth, its charismatic flavours fall between the spiced apple/pear and stone fruit spectrum and the wine finishes dew fresh and long on the palate.