Giant Steps Primavera Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021


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The Wine

Appellation: Yarra Valley
Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Clones: MV6, G8V3
Harvested: March, 2021
Bottled: 21st January, 2022
Alc/Vol (%): 13.0
TA (g/L): 5.7
pH: 3.63
Cellaring: Two - ten years

2021 was a terrific vintage for both vineyard quality and quantity.
We had a wet spring followed by a healthy amount of sunshine and some well-timed rain in January, leading to large green healthy canopies.
The overall temperature during the growing season was lower than average which led to a long slow ripening period and great concentration of flavours and natural tannin structure.

Hand picked, all fruit is chilled overnight to 12 degrees Celsius.
Fermented in small oak fermenters and stainless steel open vats.
The fruit was destemmed and sorted to create five individual, clonal, whole berry ferments.
Every block from Primavera made it into the final blend – just a beautiful vintage on that red soil.
All parcels were matured in French oak – 25% new, 75% older – for eight months in 225L barriques Taransaud, Vicard and D&J.
Racked to blend, no fining, no filtration.
Bottled by gravity.