Giant Steps Sexton Chardonnay 2019 (Yarra Valley)
“The One With The Juicy, Savoury Feel. A little more volume than the other 2019 Giant Steps single vineyard releases, Sexton pushes ripe citrus, green apple, nuttiness and a Parisian almond/marzipan character. It’s flinty too, minerals don’t escape, but the main gist is a wine of quiet power, depth, concentration and drive. Exceptional length, the finish is a starburst of flavour, then chalky and puckering. It opens up beautifully, indeed needs some time to reveal more and more, so you get a complex wine with incredible detail going on. Long term fans of the Giant Steps chardonnay world will recognise the pedigree here. It has it all.”
96 Points - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, May 2020, Drink: 2020 - 2030
It’s hard to talk about Giant Steps in the Yarra Valley without first paying homage to all their critical acclaim. Accolades, trophies, 5 star reviews are all common place when researching this widely praised winery.
Since 2003 Giant Steps wines have collectively been awarded 34 trophies and over 100 gold medals at major international and domestic wine shows and has been named one of the Top 100 Wineries in the World by Wine & Spirits Magazine, US for each of the last six years. They are a James Halliday Five Star Rated Winery and have been voted Top 100 Wineries of the World 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 in Wine & Spirits Magazine. Steve Flamsteed was also voted Gourmet Traveller Wine 'Winemaker of the Year' in 2016.
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. The Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay 2019 displays the Yarra Valley fruit in a simple, textural and affordable light.
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