Giant Steps Yarra Valley


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2019 Giant Steps Yarra Valley Rosé

2019 Giant Steps Yarra Valley Rosé


 Appellation: Yarra Valley
Vineyards: Sexton Vineyard
Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Harvested: March, 2019
Bottled: August, 2019
Alc/Vol (%): 12.5
TA (g/L): 7.32
Cellaring: Now – 1 year


A cool start to the season was punctuated by a few storms in December that led to large healthy green vineyard canopies.  Summer was warmer than average which gave us an accelerated ripening, and lots of primary flavours in all Pinot clones, but particularly in the early ripening Dijon (115) clone. Early morning harvest, pristine fruit, sorted in the vineyard and delivered quickly to the vineyard.


Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed, using the Champagne cycle with only the free run was used  - the pressings going into our Giant Steps LDR (Light Dry Red).

Juice was cold settled before being racked to a stainless steel tank for a cool ferment. Once the ferments were dry they were given a long cold settling and a very coarse filtration before bottling in early August.


Inspired really by what we are seeing out of southern France - those pale, bone dry Roses from Provence, but also, we are intrigued by the perfume of early picked Yarra Valley Pinot. When handpicked and gently pressed, it has to be one of the great varieties for a dry Rose.

Pour a glass of this while you are cooking… but also: fresh radishes, chick pea Hummus, fried School prawns with smoked paprika aioli; Salad Nicoise with fresh grilled Bluefin tuna.

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