We’ve been searching high and low for a super tasty Australian Pinot Noir to add to our extensive range of wines here at Regional and now we have found one. And it’s not just tasty, it is outstanding, thanks to the incremental steps (if you’ll excuse the pun) taken by the creative winemaking team led by chief winemaker Steve Flamsteed at Giant Steps Winery.
The wine is the 2019 Giant Steps Fatal Shore Pinot Noir RRP $71.99
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This Pinot Noir is made with grapes grown in Tasmania which were transported across the sea and up the road to the Yarra Valley, which is home to Giant Steps Winery. The vineyard on which this Pinot Noir is grown is a 34 hectare site planted in 1999 on north east facing calcareous and Triassic sandstone, entirely devoted to Pinot Noir. All grapes were hand picked, immediately refrigerated and shipped across the Bass Strait to be trucked up to the winery in Yarra Valley the following morning. It was cold soaked for three to four days and fermented with indigenous yeasts with a portion of whole bunches. The finished wine was matured in French oak, 25% new and 75% older oak, for eight months.