2022 Giant Steps Yarra Valley Chardonnay

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Another typically excellent edition of this much-loved Yarra Valley Chardonnay. A refined example of the regional style for a very fair price.
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The Giant Steps Yarra Valley Chardonnay is a blend of five of the key Giant Steps owned/managed vineyards, Sexton, Gruyere Farm, Tarraford, Applejack, Wombat Creek Vineyards, designed for earlier approachability without comprising quality. In essence, it's a snapshot of the Yarra Valley vintage.

It's sleek and elegant with all the prodigious length that has become synonymous with the Yarra and this variety. It's the perfect introduction to Yarra Valley Chardonnay for those looking to explore this much-celebrated wine style.

The Chardonnay grapes are chilled overnight before they are whole bunch pressed the following morning. The juice is immediately transferred into 500L French oak puncheons. 15% of the oak is new, while the remaining 85% is seasoned. The juice is fermented naturally using indigenous yeast over 10 days, finishing with lots of stirring at the end of ferment. Around 10% of the batches go through malolactic fermentation. The wines are then sulphured and kept on lees in barrel until October, when they are blended and bottled.
BBQ roasted prawns with citrus dressing. Pan seared john dory fish with capers. Roasted asparagus with mustard vinaigrette and slithered almonds.

Region: Yarra Valley, VIC
Blend: Chardonnay (100%)
ABV: 12.50%
Closure: 750ml
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95 Points - "An even split of upper and lower Yarra fruit. Whole-bunched pressed and wild fermented in 15% new French puncheons. Around 5% mlf. A light, bright green gold. Pure fruited with an attractive nose of just ripened orchard and stone fruits, pink grapefruit and orange blossom. A hint of matchstick and just-baked ginger snaps. Concentrated and lithe at the same time, Giant Step's calling card is just as good, if not better than the super 2021 release." - Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

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  • DF
    Diane F.
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    1 year ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Classy chardonnay from Giant Steps

    The 2021 vintage for Yarra Valley is extremely good and this Giant Steps Yarra Valley Chardonnay is superb and fabulous value for money.

  • RD
    Rob D.
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    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Giant Steps Yarra Valley Chardonnay

    Outstanding value for such a high quality wine. Only slightly shaded by their estate wines.

  • RE
    Ross E.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Classic Yarra Valley Chardonnay

    Tastes as a good Yarra Valley Chardonnay should!

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    Belinda G.
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    3 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Love a Chardy!

    Delicious Fresh. Satisfying..

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    Leo G.
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    4 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    delicious

    excellent value Yarra chardy.

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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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