Giant Steps, Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay, 2020
Region: Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
Bottle size: 75cl
Notes: Vegetarian, Vegan
A textural and full-bodied Chardonnay with notes of citrus, green apple and wet slate on the nose. The palate is precise and balanced, with a lifted savoury character on the long, fresh finish.
The ‘Sexton’ vineyard is run by the founder of Giant Steps, Phil Sexton. Situated next to Coldstream Hills and Yarra Yering, it lies in the heart of the Yarra Valley, where poor soils result in miniscule yields and intense, concentrated wines.
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. The Giant Steps Single Vineyard wines are produced from their best sites in great years. Head winemaker Steve Flamsteed and his team aim to express the character of the vineyard, grape and vintage in each wine, through meticulous work in the vineyard and minimum intervention in the winery. 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.”