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Giant Steps 2018 Single Vineyard Chardonnay Pack

Yarra Valley, VIC

The best way to sample some of Australia's finest single vineyard Chardonnays from modern Yarra Vally icon Giant Steps.

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About The Pack

The 2018 Giant Steps wines are without a doubt benchmarks for theYarra Valley.

Winemaker Steve Flamsteed and his team manage several different individual vineyards across the region, here are three of his finest Chardonnays that showcase individual sites.

Each wine is made almost identically with each wine whole-bunch pressed to barrel and left unsulphured for 10 months before being gently gravity racked to bottle. Pristine, elegant, exquisitely well balanced Chardonnays are the end result. 

These are right at the top of the pile for Yarra Valley Chardonnay. A true treat for any serious Chardonnay drinker.

2018 Giant Steps Applejack Vineyard Chardonnay

The Applejack vineyard has long supplied the fruit for the most sought-after of the Giants Steps Pinot Noirs, now the same may be true for Flamsteed's Chardonnays.

The first release of the wine came from a hunch that there might be something special about the fruit from this block in 2017, it would seem that Flamsteed's hunch was right.

The 2018 looks every bit as good - a perfect balance struck between fruit weight and flavour with bell- clear acidity. Stocks are limited and this won't be around for long. Dive in while you can.

 

94 points
"Flinty, lean, racy style. Good puckering feel and tight, squeaky race across the palate. Citrus, wet stone, frangipani floral things to sniff on. Stone and flint licks to taste, a squeeze of grapefruit, green apple, pickled ginger, sparkling almost in its transparent whip-crack across the palate. Electric and lacy, mouth-watering and ultra fresh. Bright and brisk style really nicely done."
- Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Read more about 2018 Giant Steps Applejack Vineyard Chardonnay

2018 Giant Steps Wombat Creek Vineyard Chardonnay

Wombat Creek is the newest addition to the Giant Steps repertoire of Single Vineyard Chardonnays. This release is simply smoking.

It's a tightly wound, almost nervy style of Chardonnay. Focus is the through line of the 2018 Chardonnay releases from Steve Flamsteed and none show more focus than the Wombat Creek.

This is a blistering wine, one for the lovers of the leaner, energised modern Yarra Valley Chardonnay style.

Exquisite work from this master of the Yarra.

 

95+ points
"This was my favourite chardonnay of all the 2018 releases... It had the most je ne sais quoi. Scents of flint and wet slate, wet fern, green apple. Nice start, says something about restraint and minerality in its way. Crisp and cool in the palate, transparent, light but steely and assertive in texture and pristine. The wine develops some juiciness after time, green apply sort of feel, a touch peppery, saline, flinty finish maintains as a strength. A quiet power here, lots of character and architecture, and, importantly, sense of deliciousness and refreshment. Super individual and super."
- Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Read more about 2018 Giant Steps Wombat Creek Vineyard Chardonnay

2018 Giant Steps Tarraford Vineyard Chardonnay

This Chardonnay comes from the iconic Tarraford vineyard in the Yarra Valley.

Located in a sheltered valley, the Tarraford vineyard has a distinctly cooler microclimate than its neighbouring sites.

This makes for great Chardonnay production, especially in warmer vintages such as 2018. The 2018 is a top release from this site.

It's a rounded, voluminous Chardonnay with excellent balance and offers more upfront fruit than the tighter 2017. This is a must-have for any lover of Yarra Valley Chardonnay.

 

93 points
"Delightful wine, cool and refreshing, slippery texture, pristine green apple, sweet lemon and green pear flavours, little puffs of talc-like texture in the midst, a bit of pleasing width here, you could call that quiet generosity. Drives beautifully across the palate, exceptional length, verity of grape flavour, purity in feel but depth. Sheesh, this feels great. Thing is, almost a touch tooencyclopaedic, if anything!"
- Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Read more about 2018 Giant Steps Tarraford Vineyard Chardonnay
Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

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