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2016 Giant Steps Yarra Valley Chardonnay

2016 Giant Steps Yarra Valley Chardonnay

35.00

APPELLATION: Yarra Valley
VARIETALS: 100% Chardonnay
HARVESTED: February 2016
BOTTLED: November 2016
ALC/VOL: 13.5%
TA: 5.94
pH: 3.32
CELLARING: Now - six years

VINEYARDS: Sexton, Tarraford, Applejack.

VINIFICATION / MATURATION:
• Natural winemaking philosophy, while making quality the priority. Minimal intervention in the vineyard and 100% hand-picked.
• Fermented in 500L puncheons using indigenous yeasts. No malolactic fermentation.
• Batonage for the first two months, then topped only.
• 10 months in new and used French puncheons. 20% new, 80% older.
• Bottled by gravity, no filtration at bottling.

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES:
This wine is yet to be reviewed.

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Giant Steps is a privately owned, estate based, Yarra Valley grower and winemaker. Giant Steps has forged a reputation for delivering some of Australia’s most consistent, over-performing, varietal wines.

The Yarra Valley range is made from handpicked fruit from all of our estate vineyards. The wines are produced using indigenous yeasts, gravity-flow winemaking, and minimal fining and filtration. This approach produces highly expressive wines, true to the regional characteristics of the Yarra Valley.