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2016 Giant Steps Yarra Valley Syrah

2016 Giant Steps Yarra Valley Syrah

35.00

APPELLATION: Yarra Valley
VARIETALS: 100% Syrah
HARVESTED: Late February - March 2016
BOTTLED: June 2017
ALC/VOL: 14%
TA: 5.9
pH: 3.59
CLOSURE: Stelvin
CELLARING: Now - five years

VINEYARDS: Tarraford and Sexton.

VINIFICATION / MATURATION:
Natural winemaking philosophy, while making quality the priority. Minimal intervention in the vineyard and 100% hand-picked.
Fermented in 4000L open oak vats and stainless steel fermenters, starting with indigenous yeasts and overseeding with a Rhone isolate.
30% whole bunch, the remainder whole berry.
Delestage by gravity, some light hand plunges and pigeage.
100% malolactic fermentation.
18 months in new and used large format fresh oak, 20% new, 80% older.
Bottled by gravity.

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES:
2015 vintage:
Gold Medal 2016 Yarra Valley Wine Show
96pts Steve Leszczynski, 95pts Campbell Mattinson, 95pts Huon Hooke

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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 wines, true to the regional characteristics of the Yarra Valley.