2021 Giant Steps Yarra Valley Rose

Highly Rated
Steve Flamsteed's take on a dry, savoury Rosé made from Pinot Noir. Dangerously drinkable and awesome value.

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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.

Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed, using the crémant cycle taking only the fresh free run. The clear juice was then racked to a stainless steel tank for a long cool ferment. Once the ferment was dry, the tank was given a quick chill before bottling in July.


Inspired really by what we are seeing out of southern France - those pale, bone dry Rosé’s from Provence, but also, we are intrigued by the perfume of early picked Yarra Valley Pinot. When it is hand-picked and gently pressed, it has to be one of the great varieties for a dry Rosé.

91 Points - "Pinot noir from Tarraford and Sexton Vineyard so no slouch in the materials department here.

It’s a tart and lighter shade of rose, peachy and a little creamy, raspberry licked and ostensibly dry, though you’d say citrusy too. An ease to drinking this, unashamedly in a good zone of savoury and dry and fruity. No fireworks. Well made. Nicely done." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

97 Points - "100% pinot noir, hand picked, specifically for this rosé, wild-yeast fermented. Vibrantly fresh aromas and flavours; rose petals, violets and delicate spices on the bouquet, wild strawberries and raspberries on the mouth-watering palate. Great wine, not just great rosé. And it will repay cellaring." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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Giant Steps

Giant Steps is a premium Yarra Valley outfit founded by Phil Sexton and located in the township of Healesville. Beginning with the vision of original head winemaker Steve Flamsteed, Giant Steps developed an international reputation for producing some of Australia's finest examples of single vineyard Pinot Noir & Chardonnay.

In 2021 the exceptionally talented Melanie Chester joined the team as the new head of winemaking and viticulture, marking an exciting new chapter in this elite producer's story.

Every aspect of the Giant Steps process is geared towards making truly world-class wines from the vineyard to the final bottled wine. 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.

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