2023 Giant Steps Yarra Valley LDR

Giant Steps |Yarra Valley |Pinot Noir Blends
An utterly smashable, lighter Yarra Valley red inspired by some of the great Hunter Valley reds of old.
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
5 Reviews

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The LDR (Light Dry Red) is a lip-smacking blend of Pinot Noir and Syrah, with fruit from Giant Step's Sexton home block on the Valley floor and the notable Tarraford vineyard.

It's slinky, seductive, and incredibly easy to drink.

If you love this uniquely Australian blend, with all the history and nostalgia that Pinot/Shiraz conjure up for Australian wine lovers, this is a beautiful modern rendition which should absolutely be on your hit list.

100% hand-picked. Fermented in small open vats with indigenous yeasts. The Syrah fermented using 100% whole bunch carbonic maceration. The Pinot Noir was destemmed and cold soaked for 4 days, and then fermented as whole berries. 3 months maturation in large old French oak barrels. No fining, bottled by gravity.

Vintage Notes:
2023 was a small, high-quality vintage in the Yarra Valley. The season was defined by a cool Spring, a mild growing season, cool nights, and lots of rainfall. 2023 was one of the coolest and latest harvests on record, with our first pick starting two and a half weeks later than previous average. The grapes in 2023 had lovely fruit concentration with bright natural acidities.

Vineyard Notes:
Sexton and Tarraford Vineyards

Food Matches:
Hibachi char-grilled octopus with a squeeze of lemon. Manchego cheese and green olive tapenade. Wood fired pizza. Miso eggplant, baked polenta with salsa verde. Pork rilletes and cornichons.

Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential:

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
Based on 5 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 3 Total 4 star reviews: 2 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
5 reviews
  • AB
    Amanda B.
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    2 hours ago
    2022 Giant Steps Yarra Valley LDR
    2022 Giant Steps Yarra Valley LDR
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great Value Wine from Excellent producer

    I've loved the Pinots from Giants Steps previously, and this red is also excellent. It's a great week night wine to please multiple palates. I tried one and then ended up buying 3 more bottles.

  • CS
    Charles S.
    Verified Buyer
    1 month ago
    2022 Giant Steps Yarra Valley LDR
    2022 Giant Steps Yarra Valley LDR
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The best LDR from the Yarra I have had

  • AR
    ADAM R.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    2 months ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    2022 Giant Steps Yarra Valley LDR
    2022 Giant Steps Yarra Valley LDR
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Great value food wine

    Perfect drink now red wine for food

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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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