Giant Steps Tarraford Vineyard Chardonnay 2021


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The Wine

Appellation: Yarra Valley
Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Clones: P58
Harvested: February, 2021
Bottled: 7th December, 2021
Alc/Vol (%): 13.0
TA (g/L): 5.9
pH: 3.26
Cellaring: Now - five 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 cooler than
average which led to a long slow ripening period and great concentration
of flavours and natural acidity.

100% hand picked.
Whole bunch pressed.
The juice was then transferred directly to barrel by gravity with no settling, taking full gross lees.
Fermented in eight 500L French oak puncheons.
Bâtonnage in Spring, 30% malolactic fermentation.
Matured for 10 months in new and used French oak – 20% new,
80% older, Taransaud and D&J.