The 2020 Garagiste Le Stagiaire Chardonnay is mostly drawn from Garagiste’s Merricks vineyard, with the remainder from the Balnarring and Tuerong vineyards. All fruit was hand-sorted in the vineyard and winery, then whole-bunch pressed, with the juice transferred to 500-litre puncheons to ferment. No new oak was used in 2020. Matured on their lees in barrel for six months before blending.
This is a racy, juicy expression of Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay. Loaded with Granny Smith apples and lemon pith. Driven by mouth-watering freshness.