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2017 Giant Steps Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, VIC

Exceptional vintage of Yarra Valley Pinot Noir from Flamsteed & Co.

$30.00

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 ...the first sip stop you in your tracks.

James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

The Giant Steps Yarra Valley Pinot Noir is the entry point to Phil Sexton & Steve Flamsteed's highly acclaimed wine range.

Flamsteed is considered one of the modern masters of Yarra winemaking and with Giant Steps a solo operation now, you can see him at the height of his powers.

This is a superb entry point into the world of premium Yarra Pinot Noir. It's made with 20% whole bunches and the meticulous attention to detail for which Flamsteed has become renowned. Flamsteed has said that the 2017 was excellent and the proof is in the pudding.

If you loved the 2015 edition of this wine then strap in and back up the truck - the 2017 is exceptional - as the huge 97 point review from James Halliday suggests.

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.

Steve Flamsteed tasting his next vintage
Steve Flamsteed tasting his next vintage
Yarra Valley, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Light, breathy, airy Pinot of piercing length and exquisite detail. Quite remarkable how well this has come together so young. It's a mix of plum and cherry, undergrowth, fine feathered tannin and a kiss of exotic spices. The length is very good. If this is the 'Yarra Valley' version, then the single vineyards are going to be phenomenal. - Different Drop Wine Team

97Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Wild yeast open-fermented with 20% whole bunches, matured for 7 months in French oak (10% new), gravity bottled. Very good colour; the intensity of the aromas and flavours unfolding with the first sip stop you in your tracks. The whole bunch component is evident, but not dominant, simply one of many factors in shaping the flavour and texture of this lovely wine." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

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.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

One of the beautiful Yarra Valley vineyards under the custody of Giant Steps
One of the beautiful Yarra Valley vineyards under the custody of Giant Steps
Yarra Valley, VIC
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