Giant Steps Yarra Valley


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2017 Giant Steps Yarra Valley LDR

2017 Giant Steps Yarra Valley LDR


VINEYARDS: Primavera, Sexton
VARIETAL: 51% Pinot Noir, 49% Syrah
HARVESTED: February - April 2017
BOTTLED: November 2017
Alc/Vol (%): 13.0
TA (g/L): 6.00
pH: 3.55
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.

Natural winemaking philosophy, while making quality the priority. Minimal intervention in the vineyard and 100% hand-picked.
Fermented in small open open oak vats and stainless steel fermenters using indigenous yeasts.
Fermented with very little cap work - a real focus on carbonic maceration.
100% malolactic fermentation.
Seven months in seasoned French oak vats only.
Bottled by gravity, no filtration at bottling.

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