Giant Steps Primavera Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020
Region: Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Pinot Noir
Notes: Vegetarian, Vegan
Savoury, spicy aromas and flavours with great purity. Bright strawberry fruit and hints of citrus on the nose lead to herbal, forest floor characters. Tight and polished, this Upper Yarra Pinot has beautiful finesse, length and a mouth-filling juiciness.
The Primavera family have been involved in grape growing in the Riverina for over 40 years. After discovering Yarra Valley wines 25 years ago through his involvement in the family wine shops, Lou Primavera planted this vineyard in Woori Yallock in 2001, lying at 230 metres above sea level. The 12 hectare vineyard is planted on north/north-east facing slopes and the soils are red clay loam, which play a critical role in shaping the complex structure and pronounced perfume of this wine. Giant Steps has a long-standing relationship with the Primavera family, having sourced fruit from the vineyard for some years. It is testament to the increasing quality of this site that they are now producing a single vineyard Pinot Noir from Primavera. The vineyard is planted with clones 114, MV6 and G8V3.
Giant Steps was founded by Phil Sexton in 1997. It has since forged a reputation for making some of the Yarra Valley’s most consistently exciting wines from estate-owned vineyards. Giant Steps was acquired by Jackson Family Wine Estates in 2020. According to Phil Sexton, “this partnership brings us the relationships and careful resources of a great wine family who are committed to vineyards, sustainability and faithful expression of site