Steve Flamsteed - 2016 winemaker of the year, no less - Produces superbly crafted and intelligent wines from the Yarra Valley and this Chardonnay is made from handpicked fruit from Giant Steps' estate vineyards. The wines are produced using indigenous yeasts, gravity-flow winemaking, and minimal fining and filtration.
The result is a most compelling and expressive wine that stays true to the regional characteristics of the Yarra Valley. You can spend a huge amount more than this on simple wines that will give you no clear insight to the beauty of well-made Chardonnay - So, I suggest you buy this!
Vineyards: Applejack, Sexton, Tarraford.
Awards and Accolades
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: 95 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "An intense blend of grapefruit pith/zest juice is coupled with shiny acidity on a palate that is a great example of the Yarra Valley's ace in the hole with chardonnay: extreme length."
2015 Vintage: 92 Points - Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front "Part of the new Yarra Valley range out of Giant Steps, as it (slightly) repositions itself post Innocent Bystander. It’ll need a new web address, for starters. This is right in the slot. It’s lean and long, mostly, with grapefruit and citrus rind character drilling through to the flourish of the finish. Fuzzy peach and spiced wood characters are fringe players at most. It’s a highly disciplined chardonnay. It needs a year or two in bottle."
From the Producer
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.
TA: 7.95 pH: 3.25
Don't Pay: $35.00
WBW Rating: 95/100
Region: Yarra Valley, VIC
Winemaker: Steve Flamsteed and Dave Mackintosh
Drink now until: 2023
Alc/Vol: 13.5 %
*Free delivery Australia-wide for 12+ 750ml bottles of wine.
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