I think this is the best Applejack Pinot we've made.
About The Wine
The Applejack Pinot Noir is from the cooler climes of Gladysdale in the Yarra Valley.
This is one of the jewels in the Giant Steps crown. A wine that shows incredible power and structure from day one, Applejack is now seen as one of the benchmark Pinot Noirs of the region.
With a healthy amount of whole bunches and a splash of new oak, the wine has plenty of oomph - it really is the complete package. The 2018 Giant Steps wines are all of very high quality. Without a doubt some of the finest releases for the region from the 2018 season. Flamsteed says he believes this to be the best release of Applejack Pinot Noir to date.
Applejack is often the fastest to sell out of the Giant Steps range and only a limited amount of magnums were bottled. If you love Pinot Noir, do not hesitate over this release.
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. Their ultra modern cellar door is one of the must-visit experiences for any wine tourist stopping through the Yarra Valley.