Giant Steps `Tarraford Vineyard` Pinot Noir 2008 (6 x 750mL), Yarra Valley.

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Overview

Roasted almonds, charry, roasted chestnuts. Savoury, gamey. Truffle, nutmeg. Cranberry/blackberry, coffee, dark brown sugar/caramel.

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

Expert Reviews

This has quite ripe and brooding dark fruits, black cherries and liquorice; hints of sappy wild herbs here too, and toasted spices and rich oak across the top. Plenty going on. The palate delivers handy precision and red-fruit/plum flavours; fine tannins sweep deep. Balanced and ready. Rating 93 - Nick Stock, SMH GOOD WINE GUIDE 2011 (10/11/2010)

Bright, light and perfumed rhubarb nose with a lovely creamy palate - silky-smooth in the mouth, with good varietal fruit arid nice long, wide tannins.

4 stars - Winestate Magazine - Yarra Valley & Southern Victoria Tasting (27/09/2010)

Light and clear colour; fragrant aromatics range from red fruits to forest; a correspondingly fine and delicate palate, perfectly balanced and with immaculate length; overall light-bodied but none the worse for that. Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2011

Deep raspberry currant, richer fruitcake and a bit smoky soy again. Fine, complementary oak adding perfume. Attacks tight, juicy and lipsmacking then gets slippery and forest berry-peel tasting. Tangy, juicy fruit aplenty but also sapid austerity. Delicious. Rating 96 - Tim White, Australian Financial Review, (02/07/2010)

Coming from 17-year-old vines and produced in the same manner as the Sexton Vineyard Pinot, the 2008 Trafford Vineyard Pinot Noir presents a very pretty perfume of wild cherries, violets, cinnamon and mace. The medium-bodied palate is crisp and concentrated with a medium level of fine tannins and a long finish. Delicious now, this wine should keep to 2019+. Rating 92 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate(01/07/2010)

(Served at dinner) Attractive undeveloped strawberry aromas with a touch of spice; on the palate, the wine is very delicate in texture but with very good fruit intensity and vibrant acidity. Should age well over the next 3-4 years. Len Sorbello (01/12/2009)

The Tarraford Vineyard is a star in the making for chardonnay and pinot noir. It’s a pinot noir for dyed-in-the-wool pinot lovers. It’s bright, exotic and rabid with all of sweet, sour and savoury flavours. I reckon it’s beautiful. It has lots of tantalising acidity, too, and a fine assertion of succulent, grippy tannin.

Slightly smoky, sawdusty aftertaste – in the most positive of ways. It would be great to drink this with one of the wood-fired pizzas they serve at the fabulous Giant Steps cellar door and restaurant.Rating 94 - Campbell Mattinson, WineFront Magazine (01/09/2009)

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Roasted almonds, charry, roasted chestnuts. Savoury, gamey. Truffle, nutmeg. Cranberry/blackberry, coffee, dark brown sugar/caramel.

Palate

Swallowing silk. Juicy, plump, rich, seductive.

Food Matching

Pea and prosciutto pasta, Holy goat la luna cheese.

Cellaring Potential

One to ten years.

Vintage
2008
Region
VIC - Yarra Valley
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

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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