Another release of the outstanding Primavera Vineyard Pinot Noir from Giant Steps. Limited to 310 case production. Stocks are strictly limited!
Awards and Accolades
97 Points - Huon Hooke, Real Review "This is a concentrated, powerful single-vineyard pinot of fascination and complexity. Foresty, undergrowth notes, plums and cherries, a smoky overtone. It’s very intense, profound and delicious, loaded with charm and exceptional persistence. Great pinot!"
Top 100 Wineries of the World 2013, 2014 & 2015, 2016 - Wine & Spirits Magazine Gourmet Traveller Wine 'Winemaker of the Year' 2016 - Steve Flamsteed ☆☆☆☆☆ - James Halliday Winery Rating
2015 Vintage: 96 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "Another take on this great vintage, with savoury, spicy aromas and flavours surging over the bouquet and palate alike, putting whole bunch fermentation up in giant neon letters. The tangy, herbal, forest floor characters will always be the raison d'etre of the wine, and I hope I'm around to see how this evolves over time. From the Upper Yarra Valley."
2015 Vintage: 96 Points - Mike Bennie, Wine Front "Haunting perfume of undergrowth, decaying flowers, pot pourri, rose water, pickled cherries, pepper, earth. It’s elemental, guttural and wild to inhale. The palate has a swirl of dark cherry fruitiness, but again, savoury, earthy, briary character takes over. It crackles and swerves in the palate – there’s juiciness but its ribbed with tannin and feels alive with crisp acidity. Long, so long, untamed, unkempt, but beautiful in its sweeping expression. Stains the glass with primal, sexual scent. A broad rugged landscape painted in detail. It’s unbelievably good wine and will mature so, so intriguingly and well."
From the Winery
Applejack Vineyard was planted in 1997 by highly respected viticulturist Ray Guerin Today it is meticulously managed by his son Mark. Applejack Vineyard is situated in the Upper Yarra Valley, to the south-east of the traditional valley floor. The higher altitudes result in cooler growing conditions - ideal for Pinot Noir. Applejack Vineyard is located on a dramatic, north-east-facing slope with close-planted vines. This vineyard was purchased by Phil Sexton in 2013.
Natural winemaking philosophy, while making quality the priority. Minimal intervention in the vineyard and 100% hand-picked.
30% whole bunch, indigenous fermentation in one 4000L open oak vat, delestage by gravity and occasional hand plunges.
11 months in new and used French barriques - 30% new, 70% older. Bottled by gravity, no filtration at bottling.
Don't Pay: $60.00
WBW Rating: 97/100
Region: Yarra Valley, VIC
Winemaker: Steve Flamsteed, Phil Sexton & Stuart Marshall
Drink now until: 2028
Alc/Vol: 12.6 %
*Free delivery Australia-wide for 12+ 750ml bottles of wine.
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