Giant Steps Pinot Noir 2019 (Yarra Valley, Victoria) "...
2019 was a rollercoaster... with fluctuating temperatures and rain events through Spring driving a very successful flowering in the Gruyere and Tarrawarra sub regions, but a much lower crop set in the Upper Yarra. Then beautiful, moderate weather in early summer gave rich dark green canopies, so that despite a few heat spikes in January, there was access to plenty of pristine bunches at harvest. The colours and tannin ripeness in the Pinot are some of the best Giant Steps have seen, perfumes are fresh, palates are luscious and juicy. At final blending, the tank was topped with a few barrels of their incredible Pinot from the Tosq Organic vineyard in Central Otago, which has added a touch of structure to the blend. The only issue with the 2019 Pinot is there just isn’t enough of it!