Giant Steps Sexton Chardonnay 2007 (6 x 750mL), Yarra Valley, Victoria

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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Overview

Named after John Coltrane’s first solo album and the Sexton’s giant step from Margaret River (Devil’s Lair) to the Yarra Valley. They are fastidiously made, premium, terroir-driven, single vineyard wines. Modern, refined, complex.

Region:
VIC - Yarra Valley
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

96 Points / 5 Stars. An outstanding young Chardonnay from a diffiult year in theYarra. Fresh, with nutty aromas and lots of understated complexity. Tight palate with lovely texture. Depth of character and true finesse. Huon Hooke Gourmet Traveller WINE Jul-09

4 Stars / 90 Points....has really attractive ripe yellow flesh peach and rich honey-scented fruits. The palate has some juicy peach flavour, more grilled nuts and cashewy, honeyed flavour through the finish. Balanced and even - simple and direct. Nick Stock Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 Jan-09

4.5 Stars. Smart, toasty oak aromas with an earthy / flinty character. Palate a delicious combition of fine fruit and subtle, creamy oak. Extraordiry length and finishing with a nice hit of acidity. Winestate Oct-09

4 Stars / 90 Points....has really attractive ripe yellow flesh peach and rich honey-scented fruits. The palate has some juicy peach flavour, more grilled nuts and cashewy, honeyed flavour through the finish. Balanced and even - simple and direct. Nick Stock Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 Jan-09

4.5 Stars. Smart, toasty oak aromas with an earthy / flinty character. Palate a delicious combition of fine fruit and subtle, creamy oak. Extraordiry length and finishing with a nice hit of acidity. Winestate Oct-09

Winery Tasting Notes

Floral aroma of citrus blossom and lilies. Toasted sourdough, roasted hazelnuts and nutmeg. Freshly cut pears. Silky thick and rounded texture. Fresh bosc pears and preserved lemon. Roasted hazelnuts. Pork and fennel sausages. Cold chicken salad. Washed rind cheese.

Medals & Trophies

Bronze Medal. Sydney Royal Wine Show 2009 Feb-09

Vintage
2007
Region
VIC - Yarra Valley
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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Yarra Valley based vignerons, the Sexton family live in the middle of their 80 acre vineyard established on the high north face of the Warramate Ranges in the dress circle of the Yarra Valley, one hour east of Melbourne.

At Giant Steps, they explore site, micro climatic and clonal differences between several specialised vineyards in the Yarra Valley including their own multiclonal vineyard and the highly regarded Tarraford vineyard.

Focused intently upon reflecting the individual and unique characteristics of each single vineyard, Giant Steps adopts a minimalist approach to winemaking including, whenever possible, vinification using indigenous yeasts and gravity flow transfers.

When in the Yarra Valley you must stop by the winery/cellar door situated in the main street of Healesville, which offers wood fired pizzas, in-house roasted coffee, cheese, beer on tap, and of course wine.

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