An exciting release.
About The Wine
If you love your cool climate Shiraz, then we have a winner for you here. Under the guidance of winemaking wizard Steve Flamsteed and with access to many of the Yarra Valley's finest vineyards, the Giant Steps juggernaut is becoming an unstoppable force.
The suite of new releases from Flamsteed and Co. are brilliant. The fruit for this Syrah is hand-picked from the Tarraford, Sexton and Lonestar Creek vineyards. As with everything Flamsteed puts his name to the treatment in the winery is very gentle and unobtrusive, with wild yeasts, open fermenters and older large format oak use.
The resulting wine is a beauty. Pure and precise, detailed and complex, perfectly pitched. In his 95 point review Campbell Mattinson called it "Velvety and sinewy at once.", and it's hard to argue. If cool climate,
Rhone-inspired Syrah is your thing then there is joy to be had here.
About Giant Steps
Giant Steps is a premium Yarra Valley outfit founded by Phil Sexton located in the in the township of Healesville. Since appointing Steve Flamsteed as his head winemaker and eventual business partner, Sexton and Flamsteed have developed a reputation for producing some of the region's finest examples of single vineyard wines.
From the vineyard to the final bottled wine, every aspect of the Giant Steps process is geared towards making truly world-class wines. The focus is on what the Yarra does best - Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz/Syrah and Bordeaux-variety blends - and showcasing the unique terroirs of some of the region's finest vineyards.
For three years running, Wine and Spirit Magazine have named them as one of the Top 100 wineries in the world, and Flamsteed capped off an amazing run by being named Gourmet Traveller Wine's 2016 Winemaker of the Year, another jewel in the Giant Steps crown. Their ultra modern cellar door is one of the must-visit experiences for any wine tourist stopping through the Yarra Valley.