Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020
Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Pinot Noir
Region: Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Pinot Noir
Notes: Vegetarian, Vegan
Vivid red ruby in colour, there are aromas of ripe strawberries, cherries and sweet spices that follow through to the palate. Medium in body with fine tannins and a long, intense finish.
Located on the steep north facing slopes of the Warramate Ranges at 130 to 210 metres above sea level, alongside the vineyards of Yarra Yering and Coldstream Hills, the Sexton vineyard is exposed and demanding. The topsoil is thin and root systems have established themselves in shallow gravelly loams above a tough rocky clay base. Vigour and bunch yields are naturally low in this environment. Biodynamic vineyard management principles are being introduced with the purpose of further distinguishing the site and improving grape and wine quality.
Producing a range of Giant Steps wines using fruit blended from across the estate vineyards had been in discussion for many years. Fruit for this wine is sourced from the Sexton vineyard in Gruyere, the Tarraford vineyard in Tarrawarra, the Primavera vineyard in Woori Yallock, and the Applejack and Wombat Creek vineyards in Gladysdale, in the Upper Yarra Valley.