Giant Steps Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Giant Steps Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2019

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. This newly released 2019 Giant Steps Yarra Valley Pinot Noir follows in the footsteps of recent vintages of this wine that have proved hugely popular.

One again, this 2019 Giant Steps Yarra Valley Pinot Noir delivers remarkable vibrancy and approachability, the underlying complexity and intensity of flavour makes this a standout - and exceptional value for money at this price.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
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: 20% Sexton, 25% Tarraford, 25% Applejack,10% Primavera, 11.5% Wombat Creek, 8.5% Tosq Organic (Central Otago, NZ)

Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Harvested: February - March 2019

Bottled: November, 2019

Alc/Vol 13.5%

TA (g/L): 6.10

pH: 3.60

Cellaring: Now - 6 years

SEASON: 2019 was a rollercoaster... with fluctuating temperatures and rain events through Spring driving a very successful flowering in the Gruyere and Tarrawarra sub regions, but a much lower crop set in the Upper Yarra. We then had beautiful, moderate weather in early summer gave us rich dark green canopies, so that despite a few heat spikes in January, we had access to plenty of pristine bunches at harvest. The colours and tannin ripeness in the Pinot are some of the best we have seen, perfumes are fresh, palates are luscious and juicy. At final blending, we topped the tank with a few barrels of our incredible Pinot from the Tosq Organic vineyard in Central Otago, which has added a touch of structure to the blend. The only issue with the 2019 Pinot is there just isn’t enough of it!

VINIFICATION: 100% hand-picked, all fruit is chilled overnight to 12 deg Celsius. Cold soak for 3 – 4 days, then allowed to warm in order to kick start wild fermentation. Ferments are in small open fermenters – both stainless steel and open oak vats. Parcels were divided into either “destemmed” or “whole bunch”... the overall whole bunch in the blend is 40%. Matured in French oak – 10% new, 90% older – for 8 months – a combination of 225L barriques and 4000 Litre oak vats. Bottled by gravity, no fining, no filtration.

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