2023 Giant Steps Yarra Valley Rose

Melanie Chester's take on a dry, savoury Rosé made from Pinot Noir and Syrah. Dangerously drinkable and awesome value.
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Description

This is a delightful rose crafted by the incredibly talented team at Giant Steps.

It's crafted from a blend of Pinot Noir and Syrah from the Sexton and Tarraford Vineyards. 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. This is one of the best rose wines kicking around the Yarra Valley at present.

It will be a very good companion for those long Summer afternoons.

Region: Yarra Valley, Victoria
Variety: Syrah / Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 12%
PH: 3.26
Acidity: 5.4g/L
Closure: ScrewCap
Bottling Date: JULY 2023
Harvest Date: MARCH 2023

Background:
Giant Steps Rosé is inspired by the wines of Provence with the perfume and beauty of early-picked Yarra Valley Pinot Noir and Syrah. Hand-picked and gently pressed, the combination creates a Rosé that is deliciously refreshing.

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

Winemaking:
Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed taking only the fresh free run. The clear juice was then racked to a stainless-steel tank for a long cool ferment before being matured on ferment lees until bottling in July.

Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential:
NOW - 1 YEAR

Food Matches:
Drink by itself while sitting in the sun. Drink it out of enamel cups at the beach with salty piping hot fish and chips. Crab sangas on white bread with mayo and dill. A Thai feast of satay chicken, with steamed rice and a zippy, spicy papaya salad. Grilled anchovies on toasted bruschetta with tomatoes.

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Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 4 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 2 Total 4 star reviews: 0 Total 3 star reviews: 2 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
75%would recommend this product
4 reviews
  • MF
    Mark F.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    3 months ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Giant Steps Rosé

    Classics entry level GS quality.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • PT
    Paul T.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Excellent Rose

    Light to mid-weigh, beautiful fruit and acid balance, not too sweet, and not metallic, a perfect 4.00 drink on a hot day

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • DF
    Diane F.
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    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    My preference for a rose is Grenache based.

    Giant Steps Rose is far too sweet for me.

    TasteRated 2.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 2.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • JW
    James W.
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    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    Looks good

    Yet to drink, but if looks have any relevance, then things should be OK!

    TasteRated 3.0 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
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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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