The Giant Steps Story
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. The wines are among the most anticipated releases from Australia and considered benchmarks for the Yarra Valley.
Why's this wine for you?

Here we stand, in the shadows of Giants, in awe of this world renowned estate and the seemingly miraculous wines they produce.

Steve Flamsteed and the hyper-talented crew at Giant Steps are the undisputed masters of cool-climate Yarra Valley fruit - together they’ve rustled up some Yarra Valley classics over the years, but we reckon they’ve outdone themselves with these latest, 2021 vintage releases.

This is it. If you only drink one Pinot Noir from Yarra Valley this year, make darn sure it’s the Giant Steps’ 2021 expression. Take it from Philip Rich, who looks after the region for the Halliday Wine Companion who called it ‘the perfect introduction to modern Yarra Valley Pinot.

‘A very bright, light–medium crimson red. A gentle waft of fresh raspberries and cranberries, with just the right amount of spice-rack spices. Delicious right out of the gate, this medium-bodied and refreshing wine will age well too.’ 96 points, Philip Rich


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The Brief
Alcohol
13.5%
Net Volume
750ml
Vintage
2021
Cellar to
2027
Light Dark
Wine Scale 2
How's it taste?
A very bright, light-medium crimson red. A gentle waft of fresh raspberries and cranberries, with just the right amount of spice-rack spices. Delicious right out of the gate, this medium-bodied and refreshing wine will age well too.
How was it made?
2021 began as a challenging vintage in the Yarra Valley due to summer and autumn rains and cooler than average temperatures during the growing season. However this then led to a long slow ripening period which produced thicker skins, riper stems and more concentrated flavors, resulting in Pinot Noir of excellent quality. 

100% hand-picked, all fruit is chilled overnight to 12 degrees, cold soaked for 3 days, then allowed to warm in small open fermenters in order to kick start wild fermentation.Parcels were divided into either 100% “destemmed” or “whole bunch”; fermented, pressed, and matured in French oak (10% new, 90% older) for 8 months.Blended in October and then bottled by gravity without fining or filtration in November. 
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Expert Review
Expert Review
96 Points
Philip Rich - Halliday's Wine Companion
60/40% upper/lower Yarra Valley fruit. Hand picked and open-fermented with 60% whole berries, the remainder whole bunches. A very bright, light–medium crimson red. A gentle waft of fresh raspberries and cranberries, with just the right amount of spice-rack spices. Delicious right out of the gate, this medium-bodied and refreshing wine will age well too. The perfect introduction to modern Yarra pinot.
Expert Review
Expert Review
93 Points
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front
Hand-picked from the usual assortment of Giant Steps vineyards across the Yarra Valley.Red fruit, spice, a little pepper, something of a blood orange/Campari character too. It’s slightly sappy, red cherry and spiced strawberry, again that blood orange flavour and some savoury ‘autumnal’ character. Tannin has light emery grip, and the finish is juicy/sweet/sour and slightly bitter, offering solid length. Good drink. Better again with a little more time in bottle.
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