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2021 Giant Steps Clay Ferment Ocarina Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

A cool, sleek Yarra Valley Chardonnay fermented and aged in ceramic egg.

$65.00

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About

About The Wine

The Ocarina Chardonnay is a blend of fruit from the five single vineyards managed by Giant Steps across the Yarra Valley.

By marrying fruit from multiple sites across the region, the stellar winemaking team at Giant Steps has distilled a snapshot of the vintage as told through the lens of the Chardonnay grape.

The big difference between this and the single vineyard Giant Steps Chardonnays is the production. Rather than the barrel ferment and maturation that they employ on the single vineyard range, this is fermented and aged in ceramic egg.

It creates arguably the most unadultered expression of Chardonnay in the Giant Steps range. It's a sleek, finely tuned Chardonnay that drinks beautifully from day one.

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

A selected parcel of fruit from each of our five single vineyard sites was whole bunch pressed straight to 675 Litre open top Clay “Egg” vessels. After fermentation, the lids were sealed with clay and allowed to settle for 6 months. The wine was then racked to tank and bottled. No fining, no filtration.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
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

93Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"From 4 Giant Steps vineyards, fermented in matured in 675L clay eggs produced in Byron Bay. Whole-bunch pressed, wild ferment and kept in clay for 6 months. No filtration and bottled by gravity. A very bright green gold. Aromas of almond meal, freshly grated ginger and white flowers. A little match stick, too. An intriguing palate, which is dry, grippy, even and long. A bit closed, this would be a great food wine and it will be fascinating to see how this evolves and changes over the next few years." - Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

Customer Reviews
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3 reviews
  • DF
    Diane F.
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    I recommend this product
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    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    I love all the Giant Steps Chardonnays but this one is a favourite.

    I love this wine because it is well balanced and has great length. Pure enjoyment in a glass

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    Lucy S.
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    I recommend this product
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    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    2019 Giant Steps Clay Ferment Ocarina Chardonnay

    Light to medium weight in body, the palate has flavours of fleshy peaches and nectarines which meld into green apple, lime, subtle fresh herb characters and a touch of stony minerality.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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  • DF
    Diane F.
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    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    2019 Giant Steps Clay Ferment Ocarina Chardonnay

    Superb cold climate , elegant chardonnay from the Yarra. Well balanced, long finish and not overly tinkered with. One of my favourite chardonnays for 2019 from a great region.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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