Giant Steps Yarra Valley


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2017 Giant Steps Harry's Monster

2017 Giant Steps Harry's Monster


Appellation: Yarra Valley
Varietals: 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 13% Petit Verdot
Cabernet - block 9 & 14 SA125
Merlot - block 4 D3V14
Petit Verdot - block 3 G7V15
Harvested: March – April 2017
Bottled: May 2018
Alc/Vol (%): 14.0
TA (g/L): 6.80
pH: 3.56
Cellaring: 2 - 15 years

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.

Each variety was hand picked and vinified separately. All varieties were destemmed and partially crushed before being tipped into small open fermenters for a natural fermentation. The ferments were given lots of air via gravity drain and returns during the fermentation period. Total maceration time was 14 days. The wine was pressed off to French oak barriques for malolactic fermentation and maturation for 14 months (12% new oak - 88% used oak). 

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