Yarra Valley based vigneron, Phil Sexton lives with his family 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. Specialising in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Giant Steps explore site, micro climatic and clonal differences between several specialized vineyards in the Yarra Valley including their own multi-clonal 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.
The Yarra Valley range is made from handpicked fruit from all of our estate vineyards. The wines are produced using indigenous yeasts, gravity-flow winemaking, and minimal fining and filtration. This approach produces highly expressive wines, true to the regional characteristics of the Yarra Valley.
Trophy - Best Pinot Noir - Royal Sydney Wine Show 2018
Gold Medal - Royal Sydney Wine Show 2018
97 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion
Wild yeast open-fermented with 20% whole bunches, matured for 7 months in French oak (10% new), gravity bottled. Very good colour; the intensity of the aromas and flavours unfolding with the first sip stop you in your tracks. The whole bunch component is evident, but not dominant, simply one of many factors in shaping the flavour and texture of this lovely wine. Drink to: 2037; Price: $35.00; Date Tasted: Feb 2018; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 97 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion
Medium to full red/purple hue with a charming strawberry, raspberry aroma, fruit-driven and straightforward but very aromatic. Nice wine: deliciously pinoty and fruity, oak taking a back-seat, and tannins well moderated. Sweet red fruits fill the palate. A young but very stylish pinot. Extreme value. Rating: 93 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review
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