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Garagiste Macon Villages Chardonnay

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Current Vintage:  2014


Vintage may vary during the year. If you are looking for a specific vintage, please get in touch.

 


This delicious Macon-Villages is the consequence of Barney's collaboration with Jane Eyre, the talented Australian-in-Burgundy vigneronne making wine at Domaine Newman and under her own label in the Cote-d'Or. As many will know, Jane Eyre makes a Mornington Pinot Noir, using Garagiste fruit and a little production assistance from Mr. Flanders. Here she returns the favour by letting the Garagiste crew have some fun with Macon fruit. The first release is drawn from a 30-50 year old biodynamic vineyard in Lugany, in the northern Maconnais. .


Barney's train of thought tasting notes sums up the deliciousness on offer well: "Wet rocks, stonefruit, bees wax, almond meal. Great detail, long and focused, stonefruit, waxy, citrus on the finish, great balance."

Region

It is not really summer in Melbourne until you've packed up the car and crammed every living friend and relative into the car for a day/weekend trip to the Mornington Peninsula. On the tail end of the Eastern Bay of Melbourne, you can expect to find a dynamic range of beach side living. From the low key, sleepy beach towns to bustling coastal communities - packed with arriviste private schools, cafes, boutiques, competitive polo and some of the most expensive strips of holiday home real estate serving some of the richest people in the nation. You might even catch a glimpse of Lindsay Fox landing his helicopter on his Portsea front beach mansion.

Unlike the pretences of its holiday makers, the region packs a punch now that wine making has returned to favour in the area after a period of decline. You can expect to find high quality, cool climate wines that deliver fresh, smooth mouthfeel and a sense of wanting more. We can't get enough of summer in the peninsula, and the cracka' selection of winemakers are a perfect pairing.


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