Giant Steps Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, Australia 2020

£31.50

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Australian Pinot Noir has been getting better and better and this stunning example comes from Giant Steps, a privately owned, estate based, Yarra Valley winemaker that has forged a reputation for delivering some of Australia’s most consistent, over-performing, single vineyard varietal wines. The Yarra Valley range of wines is made from hand-picked fruit from the estate vineyards. Head winemaker Steve Flamsteed and his team are making some of the best wines in Australia from these sites. Their aim is to express in each wine the character of the Yarra Valley, grape and vintage, and this they achieve by meticulous work in the vineyards and minimum intervention in the winery.

The fruit was 100% hand-picked and then cold soaked for three-four days. The wine was then fermented in 4000 litre open oak vats and stainless steel fermenters. The wine underwent 100% malolactic fermentation and was then aged for eight months in new and used French puncheons, of which 10% were new and 90% older oak.

An absolutely beautiful style of Pinot, fruit driven with perfumed cherry dominating alongside spicy, bitter orange notes and warming mocha and cocoa. It has vibrant red and blue fruits and a lovely underlying earthiness, with white mushrooms, truffles, savoury spice and forest floor characters. An elegant wine with breadth, structure and a long, luscious finish.

A great pairing for roasted duck either with juicy red fruits like cranberries or cherries, or with red onions, beetroot and parsnips.

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