Trophy - Best Pinot Noir- Royal Queensland Wine Show 2019
Trophy - Best Red Table Wine- Royal Queensland Wine Show 2019
Trophy - Best Single Vineyard Red - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2019
Trophy - Grand Champion Wine - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2019
"Beautifully made. Fun to drink." Gary Walsh.
"The Giant Steps Nocton stood head and shoulders above the pack for its clarity of fruit, exquisite perfume and profound structure." “As soon as I tasted it, I knew it was going to be hard to beat” Chief judge Jim Chatto of Royal Queensland Wine Show.
"With Tasmania and Central Otago in the bag, surely it can’t be too long until there’s an Oregon or Pommard Giant Steps. That’s one small step for Flammo, one giant leap for mankind. "Plum jam, cherry, perfumed and floral, spice, smoke and clay. It’s juicy and bright, no shortage of flavour, yet keeps itself neat and spicy. Tannin is fine grained, tight and sweetly stalky, acidity like fresh raspberries, and a fresh and flavoursome finish of very good length. Beautifully made. Fun to drink." Gary Walsh.
Where this wine comes from - Yarra Valley
Just 50 kilometres from Melbourne, Victoria’s Yarra Valley is a star of the wine regions surrounding the city, known as the ‘Melbourne Dress Circle’. With plenty of microclimates and sub-regions, the Yarra Valley doesn’t have a weak link. Certainly the region’s reputation has been built on the quality of its cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. As far as Chardonnay goes, Yarra Valley strikes the right balance of ripeness, without going over the edge. There’s white peach, lemon pith and Fuji apple supported by a fine spine of citrus-like acidity complemented by supportive oak maturation. The region’s Pinot Noir certainly produces that ethereal quality that Pinot-philes go crazy for – with lifted cherry notes, texture and length. Pinosity? It’s here in spades. Don’t discount Yarra Valley Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, which also have a long history in the region and are being recognised for producing their own unique regional styles. Game on!