Giant Steps Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021
Giant Steps Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir
Giant Steps Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir is very herbaceous on the nose with smoky cherry fruit and pronounced green bell pepper aromas. The youthful palate shows complexity with cherries, spiced oak and fine tannins. A wine with great potential to develop and shine.
Giant Steps is a privately-owned Yarra Valley producer that has 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 vineyards in great years.
Head winemaker Steve Flamsteed and his team aim is to express in each wine the character of the site, grape and vintage, and this they achieve by meticulous work in the vineyard and minimum intervention in the winery.
He established Devil’s Lair Winery in the Margaret River district in the 90’s, and co-founded the Little Creatures Brewing Company (one of Australia’s best boutique beers).
After selling Devil’s Lair, he looked around Australia for an area that had a similar promise of quality as Margaret River, and settled on the Yarra to produce Giant Steps and Innocent Bystander.
Innocent Bystander’s head winemaker, Steve Flamsteed, has worked for Leeuwin Estate, the Hardy Wine Company at their Yarra Burn Winery and, before moving to Giant Steps/Innocent Bystander in 2003, was chef of his own restaurant in the King Valley.
Their winery/cellar door in Healesville is a wonderful place to visit, with the best coffee in the area, a cheese room, pizza oven and bakery, and of course wine.
Their attitude is fun, but they are very serious about their wine. For the Innocent Bystander wines, Phil and Steve work with their own vineyards and like-minded growers to select fruit from the best sites for each variety.
Giant Steps Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir - Hay Wines
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