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2017 Giant Steps Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

2017 Giant Steps Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

35.00

APPELLATION: Yarra Valley
VINEYARDS: pplejack, Primavera, Sexton, Tarraford, Wombat Creek
VARIETAL: 100% Pinot Noir
HARVESTED: February - April 2017
BOTTLED: October 2017
Alc/Vol (%): 13.5
TA (g/L): 6.56
pH: 3.49
CELLARING: Now - six years

SEASON: 2017 really was a sensational vintage! Good intermittent rainfall with cool to mild temperatures, and not a day over 40 degrees during the summer months marked 2017 out as a classic cool climate vintage. All varieties came in later than average, ripening at an unhurried pace in these ideal growing conditions, producing wines of incredible structure, detail and length.

VINIFICATION: 
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 using indigenous yeasts. 20% whole bunch.
Delestage by gravity, some light hand plunges and pigeage.
100% malolactic fermentation.
Seven months in new and used French oak - 10% new, 90% older.
Bottled by gravity, no filtration at bottling.

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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.