Barney Flanders’ decision to reclassify his Pinot fruit this year has taken the 2020 release to another level. With no Balnarring scheduled for release this year, Le Stagiaire is the obvious beneficiary. 50% of the blend is drawn from some of the top Merricks blocks. This portion also takes in 15% whole-bunch from the prized Merricks Terre de Feu parcel, bringing loads of spice.
The 2020 Le Stagiaire Pinot Noir is loaded with raspberry, strawberry and nettle notes on both the nose and palate. Bright, fresh and mouth-watering.