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It was a matrimony between an American biochemist and the founder of Margaret River Devils Lair, that set the scene for one of the nation's most illustrious estates. A member of the Top 1OO Wineries of World, Giant Steps were established 1997, with a view to assembling an elite range of limited release Yarra Valley vintages. Crafted from the fruit of superior sites, some yielding just a few hundred cases each year, these are exclusive editions from bespoke parcels of elite terroir, bearing the curiously cryptic monikers of precious blocks of vine, Gruyere Farm, Applejack and Wombat Creek. Fashioned for aficianados of the euro style, defined by their winsome fruit and graceful tannins, the Giant Steps single vineyard range are all distinct for their expression of place, each articulate of a unique soil and influence of clime... Big wines from little vineyards»
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Chardonnay Adelaide Hills South Australia
The northerly facing slope on Mark O'Leary's Benwerrin Vineyard, at Oakbank in the picturesque Adelaide Hills, is planted to a very special block of twenty year old Chardonnay vines. The combination of cool climate and long days of sunshine infuses grapes with flavour and encourages the development alluring aromatics. The extravagance of French oak barrel ferments, malolactic and lees stirring battonage, over the course of several months, enhances the generosity of fruit, while adding layers of complexity and creamy, yeasty autolysis richness.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$287.00
Rich straw hues. Stone fruit and citrus nose, generous florals and oaken spice, white peach, nectarine and lemon grass notes. Textured, complex minerality throughout the fruit filled palate, delicate oak structure in support of the creamy vanilla stonefruit characters, serve with confidence alongside white meats and fine gourmandise.
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