GARAGISTE MERRICKS CHARDONNAY 2017

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Campbell Mattinson
SKU
GACH201711 UCAU
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750ml (Bottle)
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Drawn from the south-facing Merricks Grove vineyard, where the grey sandy loams are marbled with red ironstone. Hand harvested, hand sorted and whole bunch pressed. Natural fermentation on high solids in 500-litre puncheons (one new François Frères barrel used in 2017). Partial malolactic fermentation. Matured on lees for ten months before bottling. This is a cracking Mornington Chardonnay. Expect flinty apple skin and grapefruit on the nose with loads of energy and brightness leading to a high-toned palate with a core of cream texture shot through with gentle grip and juicy freshness. Spot on.
Drawn from the south-facing Merricks Grove vineyard, where the grey sandy loams are marbled with red ironstone. Hand harvested, hand sorted and whole bunch pressed. Natural fermentation on high solids in 500-litre puncheons (one new François Frères barrel used in 2017). Partial malolactic fermentation. Matured on lees for ten months before bottling. This is a cracking Mornington Chardonnay. Expect flinty apple skin and grapefruit on the nose with loads of energy and brightness leading to a high-toned palate with a core of cream texture shot through with gentle grip and juicy freshness. Spot on.

Scores & Reviews

92 / 100

Campbell Mattinson

Merricks is regarded as one of the cooler areas of the Mornington Peninsula. This is reserved. Indeed it had me scratching my head. It’s not lean; it just feels unyielding. Grapefruit, flint, cooked apple and spice; its inches them all towards you. Floral notes too maybe; even into decaying florals. It’s complex in a quiet way. A bit of time required maybe.