Giant Steps Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2019 750ml
The excellent 2019 vintage provided Giant Steps with parcels of Chardonnay that had a depth and intensity not seen since 2015. Fermented in French oak with no lees stirring and no malolactic fermentation the wine was matured in the same barrels (10% new) for 8 months.
Brilliant pale straw colour with glistening green edges and a watery hue. Refined aromatics of white peach, nectarine, citrusy dried honey, subtle biscuity oak and notions of gun flint drift from the glass. Rich yet elegant, fresh and gently creamy in texture all at the same time, the palate is layered with expressive white peach, nectarine and dried honey flavours which have an understated intensity. Citrus, light nougat, biscuity oak and spice characters underscore the fruit. Well integrated acidity provides freshness to a lengthy finish.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.