2023 Giant Steps Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

One of the Yarra's most consistently excellent Pinot Noirs from the unstoppable Giant Steps.
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The Giant Steps Yarra Valley Pinot Noir is the entry point to Phil Sexton & Steve Flamsteed's highly acclaimed wine range.

This is a superb entry point into the world of premium Yarra Pinot Noir, with fruit sourced from the Sexton, Applejack, Tarraford and Primavera vineyards. It's made with around 40% whole bunches and meticulous attention to detail, for which Flamsteed has become renowned. Unfined and unfiltered, too.

Aromatic red fruits, good refreshing mid palate and a light, earthy grip on the finish.

If you want to get familiar with this stellar Yarra Valley producer, this is the best place to start.

Sourced from vineyards across the Yarra Valley. 50% sourced from the upper Yarra ranges.
All Giant Steps fruit is 100% hand-picked. Our grapes are then chilled overnight before processing. The Pinot is either fermented as 100% whole bunches or 100% destemmed with whole berries. The whole bunch treatments have a warm start to fermentation, with minimal mixing throughout the start of fermentation to promote carbonic maceration.
These ferments are then left for up to 21 days on skins before pressing.
The destemmed and whole berry batches are held cold at 4℃ for four days before the ferment is allowed to heat up and start fermentation naturally with indigenous yeasts. Cold soaked for 3 days, then allowed to warm in small open fermenters in order to kick start wild fermentation.
Parcels are matured in French oak (10% new, 90% older) for eight months.

Region: Yarra Valley, VIC
Blend: Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV: 13.00%
Closure: 750ml
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4.4
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
Based on 15 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 9 Total 4 star reviews: 5 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 1
93%would recommend this product
15 reviews
  • TM
    Tim M.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    1 month ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Yarra Valley's best!

    Always a pleasure to try the new vintage; this is SO good I couldn't cellar a single bottle....beautiful silky pinot....my favourite!

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • SP
    selvam p.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    1 month ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Must drink entry to a qualified supreme winery

    Lovey full flavour Pinot . Drink now or put away for 3 years

    TasteRated 4.0 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
  • MD
    Matthew D.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    As good as it gets

    2021 Yarra pinots are looking like they might be the best yet. Buy buy buy!

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • LM
    Leigh M.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Amazing!

    Loved it!

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • O
    otto
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 1 out of 5 stars
    Terrible wine

    Commercial wine that tastes like it has been manipulated or played around with too much. Has no soul! I don't see terroir only a factory. Sorry

    TasteRated 1.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 1.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 1.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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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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