2020 Giant Steps Pinot Noir
2020 was generally a challenging vintage across Australia, however, the Yarra Valley fared better than most. Lower than average yields driven primarily by tighter, smaller bunches translated into tiny crops of amazing quality. Fruit for this Pinot Noir was sourced from Giant Steps Sexton, Applejack, Primavera and Tarraford vineyards. Forty percent of the final blend was whole bunch with maturation taking place in French oak of which 10% was new for a period of 8 months.
Bright semi translucent cherry red colour with a light crimson red hue. Blossoming out of the glass is a fragrant bouquet of violets, ripe red cherries, wild strawberries and clove which are trailed by subtle forest floor and spicy cedar notes. Delicious, fresh and supple, the palate is flooded with juicy red cherry and strawberry fruits which are backed by vibrant acidity. Lying underneath are delicate forest floor, meaty characters and spicy cedar elements. Very polished, beautifully integrated tannins with a long aftertaste that’s both fresh and savoury.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.