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Giant Steps Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2021 12.5% 750ml
Produced from one of the “Top 100 Wineries in the World” this Giant Steps Chardonnay is seen as the king of white varieties. The very stylish number from Steve Flamsteed and his team is long and textured on the palate with a clean crisp finish.
Harvested February - March 2021. All Giant Steps fruit is 100% hand-picked. The Chardonnay grapes were chilled overnight and whole bunch pressed lightly into 500L French oak puncheons, 15% new, 85% old. The juice then fermented on full solids with wild yeasts. 10% of the barrels went through a spontaneous malolactic fermentation. The wine stayed in barrel until October when it was racked, chilled and bottled. Bottled October 2021.
Yarra Valley based vigneron, Phil Sexton lives with his family in the middle of their 32 hectare vineyard established on the high north face of the Warramate Ranges in the dress circle of the Yarra Valley. Specialising in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Giant Steps explore site, micro climatic and clonal differences between several specialized vineyards in the Yarra Valley including their own multi-clonal vineyard and the highly regarded Tarraford vineyard. Focused intently upon reflecting the individual and unique characteristics of each single vineyard, Giant Steps adopts a minimalist approach to winemaking including, whenever possible, vinification using indigenous yeasts and gravity flow transfers.
Wine & Spirits Magazine Top 100 Winery of the Year 2013, 2014 and 2015
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 5-Star Winery
18 Trophies and 48 Gold Medals at Major Wine Shows from 2006 - 2015
Variety: Syrah, Carignan, Grenache
Region: Yarra Valley, Victoria
Winemaker: Steve Flamsteed & Tony Fikkers
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