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2018 Giant Steps Yarra Valley Rosé

Yarra Valley, VIC

Smashing Pinot-based Rosé from the dynamic Giant Steps team. Pretty, playful but with plenty of panache!

$25.00

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Yarra Pinot is such an incredible variety for Rosé, the fresh strawberry and subtle musk flavours at the early stages of ripening just work so well...

Steve Flamsteed

About The Wine

This is a delightful Rosé crafted by the incredibly talented Steve Flamsteed.

The Pinot Noir for this wine comes from the Sexton vineyard in the Yarra Valley. As with everything that Flamsteed and co. do, there's no expense spared in the winemaking process. Attention to detail at every point.

It's a dry, yet flavoursome style which sits pretty as a picture in the glass. Killer pink wine here from Steve. This is one of the best Rosé wines kicking around the Yarra Valley at present.

It will be a very good companion for those long Summer afternoons.

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.

With Flamsteed at the winemaking helm, Giant Steps is sure to produce some of the region's finest wines for years to come.

Winemaker Steve Flamsteed
Winemaker Steve Flamsteed
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

SEASON:

After a quick warm start to the 2018 season, flavours came on very quickly. Late January and early February were very dry so the Pinot Noir for Rosé was amongst the first fruit we picked off the Sexton Vineyard.
Good crisp acidities; soft pink colour and delicious flavours were all there by the second week of February. Despite the warm daytime temperatures, nights were cool, so we did most of our hand picking in the mornings.

VINIFICATION:

Whole bunch pressed, using the Sparkling Wine cycle with only free run used – the “pressings” going into our LDR (Light Dry Red).

Juice was cold settled before being racked to a stainless steel tank for a long, cool ferment. Once the ferments were bone dry they were given an extremely coarse filtration before bottling in early June.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2020
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Yarra Pinot is such an incredible variety for Rosé, the fresh strawberry and subtle musk flavours at the early stages of ripening just work so well, particularly when the fruit is whole bunch pressed. Colour is soft pink but the latent pretty aromatics and fresh crisp palate make it so “smash-able”. It’s a great partner to so many items on the menu." - Steve Flamsteed

Delivery

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