Giant Steps Lusatia Park Pinot Noir 2015, Giant Steps
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A super refined, elegant Pinot Noir from a cool climate site in the upper Yarra Valley. Fantastic vintage of very high quality. Fragrant, intense and superbly balanced. All the subtle style you could ask for.
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.
The 47 acre Lusatia Park Vineyard was established in 1985 on the Lone Star Creek in the Upper Yarra Valley. Its north-facing aspect, deep free-draining red soils, and close-planted vines ensure intense varietal flavours derived from long, consistent ripening. At 220 metres above sea level, this maritime influenced site enjoys significantly cooler conditions to those of the valley floor, lending itself to more elegant wine styles.
97 points, James Halliday’s 2016 Wine Companion.
“Superb colour; the ultra-fragrant bouquet is picked up unceremoniously by the brilliant palate and despatched to the boundary. Takes the concept of elegant generosity onto another level with more movement in the chorus of red fruit flavours than you might think possible. This combines elegance with spicy, savoury intensity.”