2019

Giant Steps, Pinot Noir

PRODUCER

Giant Steps is a privately owned, estate based, Yarra Valley grower and winemaker that has forged a reputation for delivering some of Australia’s most consistent, over-performing, single-vineyard varietal wines. The Yarra Valley range of wines is made from hand-picked fruit from the estate vineyards. Head winemaker Steve Flamsteed and his team are making some of the best wines in Australia from these sites. Their aim is to express in each wine the character of the Yarra Valley, grape and vintage, and this they achieve by meticulous work in the vineyards and minimum intervention in the winery.

VINEYARDS

Producing a range of Giant Steps wines using fruit blended from across the estate vineyards had been in discussion for many years. Fruit for this wine is sourced from the Sexton vineyard in Gruyere, the Tarraford vineyard in Tarrawarra, the Primavera vineyard in Woori Yallock, and the Applejack and Wombat Creek vineyards in Gladysdale, in the Upper Yarra Valley. Due to a much smaller harvest in 2019, the winemaking team made the decision to blend a small percentage (8.5%) of juice from their organic Tosq Vineyard in Central Otago, New Zealand.

VINTAGE

2019 was a rollercoaster vintage with fluctuating temperatures and rain throughout Spring which eventually lead to a very successful flowering in the Gruyere and Tarrawarra sub-regions, but a much lower fruit set in the Upper Yarra. Fine weather in early summer provided dark green canopies. Despite a few heat spikes in January, there were plenty of pristine bunches at harvest. Quality is excellent but the quantity is small.

TASTING NOTES

This wine displays perfumed cherry alongside spicy, bitter orange notes and warming mocha and cocoa. It has vibrant red and blue fruits and a lovely underlying earthiness, with white mushrooms, truffles, savoury spice and forest floor characters. An elegant wine with breadth, structure and a long, luscious finish.

£20.00 Inc. VAT 75cl

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APPELLATION

Yarra Valley, Australia

VARIETAL

100% Pinot Noir

VINTAGE

2019

ALCOHOL

13.5%

VOLUME

75cl

Wine specs

Tasting notes

This wine displays perfumed cherry alongside spicy, bitter orange notes and warming mocha and cocoa. It has vibrant red and blue fruits and a lovely underlying earthiness, with white mushrooms, truffles, savoury spice and forest floor characters. An elegant wine with breadth, structure and a long, luscious finish.

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