GARAGISTE Le Stagiaire Chardonnay, Mornington Peninsula
Mornington’s Garagiste make small batch wines that focus, with exhausting attention to detail, on expressing the terroir from which they’ve come. Le Stagiaire Chardonnay is a fine, fresh and elegant expression that does just that. Le Stagiaire is the second tier of Garagiste’s offerings, with winemakers Barnaby Flanders and Cam Marshall making massively drinkable, delicious blends from their collection of sensational single vineyards.
This is an utterly refreshing, pure Chardonnay. With a balanced palate that fills the mouth with crisp lemon, grapefruit, and luscious white peach, it’s Mornington through and through. That’s why we love it.
The Mornington Peninsula is located approximately one hour south of Melbourne. A cool maritime climate,the region is virtually frost free, but is susceptible to high winds. Rainfall is moderate, throughout winter and the growing season. Most of the vineyards are located between just above sea level and 200 metres. Soils range from weathered volcanic soils to sandy loams and friable well-drained clays. Mornington Peninsula is best known for making elegant cool climate Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and sublime Pinot Noir.