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2019 Giant Steps Yarra Valley Syrah Carignan Grenache

Yarra Valley, VIC

Trophy-winning Rhone blend from one of the Yarra Valley's top producers! A slurpable yet complex Syrah-dominant gem.

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5.0
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This is pitch perfect. It’s hard to put it down. So I didn’t.

Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

There is plenty of Shiraz in the Yarra Valley but not too much Grenache and Carignan, two other popular varieties that often feature in Mediterranean red blends.

Giant Steps do have a little of all three of these varieties planted on their Sexton and Tarraford vineyards, and they lend this mid-weight, early-drinking red some real spiciness and herbal interest. The 2019 version of this wine won a Trophy at the 2021 Royal Melbourne Wine Show and was rated 95 points from Jane Faulkner at the Halliday Wine Companion.

It's both superbly lithe and eminently drinkable, this would be excellent value house red fit for all occasions.

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
Additional Info

From The Producer

This blend is inspired by the band of fresh delicious early drinking reds being produced in the cool regions of Australia.

The Syrah comes from the Sexton and Tarraford Vineyards, the Carignan and the Grenache are grown at the Tarraford Vineyard.

 

Each variety and parcel is fermented separately in small open vats with varying degrees of whole bunch and whole berry fermentation, before being matured in large and small oak for 18 months.

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
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"An 85/11/4% varietal split and made into an early-drinking style that’s taking the Valley by storm. Giant Steps make an LDR – light dry red – but this has an altogether different take with its flavour profile. Super-bright and juicy fruit, a mix of dark plums and red berries, sarsaparilla with a light dusting of spice. The palate is actually quite refined, with svelte tannins and refreshing acidity. Given the style brief, this is pitch perfect. It’s hard to put it down. So I didn’t." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

96Points
Royal Melbourne Wine Show

96 points and Trophy for Best Red Blend - 2021 Royal Melbourne Wine Show

92Points
The Wine Front

"Yarra Valley via the Rhone Valley. Sexton and Tarraford have the plantings of the forbidden varieties.Lush, slurpy red, all dark berries, cola, pepper and sage herbal character. Good perfume, good flavours, good texture which is sandy and swishes with sexy, silty tannins. Long too. The wine feels medium weight, come hither and easy appeal, but dials in some complexity alongside its drinkability. It’s charming from the get go. Very polished and prim in a way too. A very nice expression, all up, and ready to roll." - Mike Bennie.

Customer Reviews
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Value for MoneyRated 4.3 on a scale of 1 to 5
3 reviews
  • SR
    Stephen R.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    5 months ago
    Beautiful

    I love this wine. Something a little different. It’s so well made, juicy and bright. The most stunning vivid purple. On the palate bursting with fruit but with fine structure and tannins holding it together. Quite exceptional.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • JM
    Jan M.
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    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    6 months ago
    Brilliant blend

    This is a very well balanced wine. Light yet complex. It flew under the radar for several years in the Giant Steps line-up but has more recently received very favourable reviews and price increases reflects this change. When on special for closer to $30 it is a bargain!

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • B
    BG
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    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Loved it

    Great easy drinking medium weight red.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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