Giant Steps Pinot Noir "Primavera Vineyard" 2021 (Yarra Valley, Australia) - [WA 95+] [WE 94] [JS 94] [WS 93]
Giant Steps Pinot Noir "Primavera Vineyard" 2021 (Yarra Valley, Australia) - [WA 95+] [WE 94] [JS 94] [WS 93]

Giant Steps Pinot Noir "Primavera Vineyard" 2021
(Yarra Valley, Australia) - [WA 95+] [WE 94] [JS 94] [WS 93]

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About the Winery:
Located in Victoria’s Yarra Valley, Giant Steps is recognized as a global benchmark for cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The winery was established in 1998, one year after founder Phil Sexton arrived in the Yarra Valley in search of ideal sites to produce Chardonnay and Pinot Noir of purity and finesse. Enlisting the help of Chief Winemaker Steve Flamsteed who joined the winery in 2003, the two set to create a range of wines that personify the Yarra Valley. Today, the winery is regarded as one of the most progressive in Australia and is recognized globally for its pursuit of site expression.

About this Wine:
After discovering Yarra Valley wines 25 years ago, Lou Primavera planted this vineyard in Hoddles Creek in 2001. We have a long-standing relationship with the Primavera family, having sourced fruit from the vineyard from 2006. This small vineyard has Pinot planted on two slopes of the gully right at the start of the Lone Star Creek – with MV6 planted on north slope and 115 and G-clone on south slope. This vineyard always produced our most floral, red fruited and fragrant Pinot Noir, with a sweetness and softness.

Made without compromise using 100% hand picked fruit from our meticulously maintained estate vineyards.

Appellation: Yarra Valley
Vineyards: Sexton, Applejack, Primavera, Swallowfield, Wombat Creek and Tarraford Vineyards
Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Harvested: February - April, 2021
Bottled: October, 2021
Alc/Vol (%): 13.5
TA (g/L): 6.00
pH: 3.52
Cellaring: Now – 6 years

Ratings & Reviews

95+ Points- Wine Advocate:
“Down the hill by approximately 100 meters from the Wombat Creek Vineyard and planted on the same deep red basalt, the 2021 Primavera Vineyard Pinot Noir was made with 50% to 60% whole bunch and constructed from clones MV6 and 115. It is the leanest note of all of the wines in this collection, but my favorite wine: crunchy, strawberry, red apples, cranberry, redcurrant, red cherry...and abundance of red. The fruit is open and seductive, but it has a gentle herbal edge, like rose petals (specifically David Austin's Boscobel rose), musk sticks and Turkish delight. This is satisfying. Fleshy. Plump. Beautiful.” – Erin Larkin  (Nov 2023)

94 Points – Wine Enthusiast:
“Like other wines in Giant Step's suite of Pinots, this vibrant, juicy red-fruited Pinot has both drink-now appeal and the ability to age. A bright cherry-juice color, it offers heady aromas of strawberry tart and cherry blossom, with earth spice and an umami mushroom nuance. A touch of vanillin oak shows but should dissipate with time. The midweight palate is mouthcoating while still being fresh and elegant, framed in fine, chalky tannins, with a savory, mineral core. Drink now through 2033.“ – CP (Jul 2023)

94 Points – James Suckling:
“There’s a very approachable feel to this pinot, with aromas of blueberries, blackcurrants and sweet hard spices, such as star anise. The palate has a polished feel, with a plush texture and a plump blueberry and black-cherry core. Drink over the next six years. Screw cap.” (Jun 2022)

93 Points – Wine Spectator:
“Firm and focused, with strawberry, cherry and raspberry flavors that are juicy, fresh and focused, plus details of Earl Grey tea, rose petal and dried herbs on a poised frame. Long finish. Drink now through 2030. 922 cases made, 200 cases imported.” – MW (Dec 2022)