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Giant Steps Syrah Carignan Grenache 2019

Two Shows, Two Trophies: This is a beautiful red.

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Trophy - Best Red Blend -2021 Melbourne Royal Wine Awards
Trophy - Best Red Blend - 2021 Royal Queensland Wine Show
 96 points - 2021 Melbourne Royal Wine Awards
95 points - Jane Faulkner
94 points - Ralph Kyte-Powell
94 points - Bob Campbell
94 points -  Stuart Knox

 

While Syrah Carignan Grenache blends are rare in Australia, they're common in the French Languedoc-Roussillon regions.  These blends are renowned for being spicy and savoury, having great drinkability and being great food wines.

“An 85/11/4% varietal split and made into an early-drinking style that’s taking the Valley by storm. Giant Steps make an LDR – light dry red – but this has an altogether different take with its flavour profile. Super-bright and juicy fruit, a mix of dark plums and red berries, sarsaparilla with a light dusting of spice. The palate is actually quite refined, with svelte tannins and refreshing acidity. Given the style brief, this is pitch perfect. It’s hard to put it down. So I didn’t”  95 points, Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion

“Made from a blend of grape varieties more likely to be found in the south of France than in the Yarra Valley, this moreish young red does a lovely job of coupling easy drinkability with plenty of aromatic and flavour interest. Bright and purplish in colour, the nose harmoniously couples cherry-like fruit with sweet and savoury spice and herb aromas, against a warm earthy background. It’s medium-bodied, soft, ripe and spicy in flavour, suggesting a significant whole berry component, and it flows smoothly through the palate, fresh with mouth-watering acidity and balanced by soft, friendly tannins.”  94 points, Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Real Review

Loads of spices, including pepper and nutmeg on the nose. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a lot of what appears to be whole-bunch character, giving among other things a note of Campari. Stacks of fruit here. Very good balance including ample soft tannins. A smart wine, bright, fresh and well-made.“  93 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review

“Lush, slurpy red, all dark berries, cola, pepper and sage herbal character. Good perfume, good flavours, good texture which is sandy and swishes with sexy, silty tannins. Long too. The wine feels medium weight, come hither and easy appeal, but dials in some complexity alongside its drinkability. It’s charming from the get go. Very polished and prim in a way too. A very nice expression, all up, and ready to roll.”  92 points, Mike Bennie, WineFront

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!
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