Giant Steps Applejack Pinot Noir 2020 (Yarra Valley)

The Giant Steps Applejack Pinot Noir 2020 vintage displays the Yarra Valley fruit in a simple, textural and affordable light.

“This wine shouts Applejack from the rooftops: it's perfumed, elegant and relatively light-bodied, but with a fireworks display of red fruits and complex, savoury tannins. As with all Giant Steps pinots, it's not fined or filtered.”
98 Points - James Halliday

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Giant Steps Yarra Valley

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The 2020 season was a bit of a rollercoaster, beginning with a very cold winter into a cool wet Spring, a dry and warm December and then a mild February/March. The cool Spring delivered very low yields across our Pinot Noir blocks, primarily driven by tighter, smaller bunches – the consequence of which is naturally high acidity and fresh flavours.

Fruit for the Giant Steps Applejack Pinot Noir 2020 vintage were hand picked, all fruit is chilled overnight to 12 degrees Celsius. Indigenous yeast fermentation. Fermented in small oak fermenters and stainless steel open vats. The MV6 parcels were fermented as whole bunches, while the Pommard, Abel and D clones were de-stemmed, soaked cold for 5 days, then allowed to warm gently into a wild ferment. All parcels were matured in French oak – 25% new, 75% older – for 8 months in 225L barriques, Taransaud, D&J and Vicard. Racked to blend, no fining, no filtration. Bottled by gravity.

Applejack Vineyard, in the upper Yarra Valley, was planted by respected viticulturist Ray Guerin and is managed by his son Mark. The higher altitude results in a cooler and extended growing season, ideally suited to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (3-4 weeks later than central Yarra valley). Applejack Vineyard is located on a dramatic slope and is close planted and fastidiously managed. The basalt based underlying volcanic soil and rock produce a characteristically fine yet extended, spicy and firm palate.

Under the excellent vision of Phil Sexton, who wanted to grow amazing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir fruit to make wines of purity and finesse, and Steve Flamsteed who has been chief winemaker since 2003 – the aim was to create a range of Single Vineyard wines that personify each site.

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Case Qty6
ABV13.5%
Size (mL)750
ColourRed
VarietyPinot Noir
Vintage2020
BrandGiant Steps Yarra Valley
CountryAustralia
RegionYarra Valley
StateVictoria
RRP$70.00
Dozen Buy$719.88
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