Giant Steps Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Giant Steps Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Yarra Valley, Victoria   |    750ml   |    13.5%

Giant Steps has forged a reputation as one of the Yarra Valley's leading wineries, with their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay consistently among the nation's finest examples. A winner of the best Pinot Noir trophy at the 2018 Sydney Royal Wine Show, this 2017 Giant Steps Yarra Valley Pinot Noir ventures into rare territory.

A wine of vibrancy and approachability, the underlying complexity and intensity of flavour makes this a standout - and exceptional value for money at this price. Stocks of this wine are flying out the door and we don't expect this to be available for long.

"97 Points. Very good colour; the intensity of the aromas and flavours unfolding with the first sip stop you in your tracks. The whole-bunch component (20%) is evident, but not dominant, simply one of many factors in shaping the flavour and texture of this lovely wine. Screwcap. 13.5% alc. To 2037. $35" - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2019.
Best Pinot Noir - 2018 Sydney Royal Wine Show

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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.
Yarra Valley

VINEYARDS: Applejack, Primavera, Sexton, Tarraford, Wombat Creek

VARIETAL: 100% Pinot Noir

HARVESTED: February - April 2017

BOTTLED: October 2017

Alc/Vol (%): 13.5

TA (g/L): 6.56

pH: 3.49

CELLARING: Now - six years

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.

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