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2021 Giant Steps Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Sexton, Applejack, Primavera, Swallowfield, Wombat Creek and Tarraford Vineyards
Vintage: 2021

2021 began as a challenging vintage in the Yarra Valley due to summer and autumn rains and cooler than average temperatures during the growing season. However this then led to a long slow ripening period which produced thicker skins, riper stems and more concentrated flavors, resulting in Pinot Noir of excellent quality.

100% hand-picked, all fruit is chilled overnight to 12 degrees, cold soaked for 3 days, then allowed to warm in small open fermenters in order to kick start wild fermentation. Parcels were divided into either 100% “destemmed” or “whole bunch”; fermented, pressed, and matured in French oak (10% new, 90% older) for 8 months. Blended in October and then bottled by gravity without fining or filtration in November.

Alc/Vol (%): 13.5 , Cellaring: Now – 6 years

Food match :  Hand-made pappardelle with Confit duck and peppery greens. Wild mushroom risotto with black pepper. Summer Alpine Comte cheese. Grilled eggplant/aubergine, red capsicum and fried halloumi with salsa verde.

Awards:

2021 PINOT NOIR ACCOLADES:

96 points, Philip Rich

93 points, Gary Walsh

$33.00 Inc. GST

12 in stock

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