Giant Steps Yarra Valley


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2018 Giant Steps Yarra Valley LDR

2018 Giant Steps Yarra Valley LDR


Appellation: Yarra Valley
Vineyards: Sexton, Tarraford, Primavera Vineyards
Varietals: 51% Pinot Noir, 49% Syrah
Harvested: February - March 2018
Bottled: August, 2018
Alc/Vol (%): 13.0
TA (g/L): 7.4
pH: 3.25
Cellaring: Now – 2 years
Food: Wood fired pizza; Chargrilled vegetables, baked polenta with salsa verde; Manchego cheese; Charcuterie; Pork rilletes and cornichons, toasted sourdough

Good winter rains left the ground with good subsoil moisture resources. Canopies were large and healthy and the fruit set was extraordinarily successful. We did a “green” fruit thin back to one bunch per shoot across all blocks and the vine/fruit balance was perhaps the best we have seen in years. After a warm January, the flavours and skin ripeness came on very quickly. Even though days were warm, nights were cool. We picked relatively early to maintain fresh natural acidity.

Minimal intervention in the vineyard and 100% hand-picked.
Fermented in small open oak vats and stainless steel fermenters using indigenous yeasts. Pinot Noir and Syrah co-fermented.
Fermented with very little cap work - a real focus on carbonic maceration.
100% malolactic fermentation. 50% whole bunch.
6 months in seasoned French oak vats only.
Bottled by gravity, no filtration at bottling.

Note also available in Mandarin

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