Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021


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The Wine

Appellation: Yarra Valley
Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Clones: MV6, G5V15, POM5, D Clones
Harvested: February - March, 2021
Bottled: 20th January, 2022
Alc/Vol (%): 13.5
TA (g/L): 5.0
pH: 3.65
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..
The MV6 was fermented as 100% whole bunches, while the G clone was destemmed, soaked cold for five days, then allowed to warm gently into a wild ferment.
All parcels were matured in French oak – 25% new, 75% older –for 10 months in 225L barriques, Taranasaud, Vicard and D&J.
Racked to blend, no fining, no filtration.
Bottled by gravity.