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2017 Giant Steps Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley

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Our Price: $29.99 / bottle (RRP: $35.00 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

'The whole bunch component is evident, but not dominant, simply one of many factors in shaping the flavour and texture of this lovely wine.'
97 Points - James Halliday

  • Giant Steps is a privately owned, estate based, Yarra Valley grower and winemaker. Giant Steps has forged a reputation for delivering some of Australia’s most consistent, over-performing, varietal wines. The Yarra Valley range is made from handpicked fruit from all of our estate vineyards. The wines are produced using indigenous yeasts, gravity-flow winemaking, and minimal fining and wines, true to the regional characteristics of the Yarra Valley.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Season - 2017 really was a sensational vintage! Good intermittent rainfall with cool to mild temperatures, and not a day over 40 degrees during the summer months marked 2017 out as a classic cool climate vintage. All varieties came in later than average, ripening at an unhurried pace in these ideal growing conditions, producing wines of incredible structure, detail and length.

    Vinification - Natural winemaking philosophy, while making quality the priority. Minimal intervention in the vineyard and 100% hand-picked. Fermented in 4000L open oak vats and stainless steel fermenters using indigenous yeasts. 20% whole bunch. Delestage by gravity, some light hand plunges and pigeage. 100% malolactic fermentation. Seven months in new and used French oak - 10% new, 90% older. Bottled by gravity, no filtration at bottling.

    TASTING NOTES

    Cellaring - Now - six years.

    Alc/vol - 13.5%

  • REVIEWS

    'Wild yeast open-fermented with 20% whole bunches, matured for 7 months in French oak (10% new), gravity bottled. Very good colour; the intensity of the aromas and flavours unfolding with the first sip stop you in your tracks. The whole bunch component is evident, but not dominant, simply one of many factors in shaping the flavour and texture of this lovely wine.'
    97 Points - James Halliday



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