GIANT STEPS YARRA PINOT NOIR
2019 was a rollercoaster... with fluctuating temperatures and rain events through Spring driving a very successful flowering in the Gruyere and Tarrawarra sub regions, but a much lower crop set in the Upper Yarra. We then had beautiful, moderate weather in early summer gave us rich dark green canopies, so that despite a few heat spikes in January, we had access to plenty of pristine bunches at harvest.
The colours and tannin ripeness in the Pinot are some of the best we have seen, perfumes are fresh, palates are luscious and juicy. At final blending, we topped the tank with a few barrels of our incredible Pinot from the Tosq Organic vineyard in Central Otago, which has added a touch of structure to the blend. The only issue with the 2019 Pinot is there just isn’t enough of it!