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Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

Size: 750ml

Wine Advocate: 96

"100% hand picked and whole bunch pressed. The juice is transferred to barrel by gravity with no settling, taking on full gross lees. Wild Fermented in 500L French puncheons. A small amount of bâtonnage and 20% malolactic fermentation. Maturation for 10 months in new and used French oak – 20% new, 80% older, Taransaud, Mercurey and Dargaud & Jaeglé." —winemaker
SKU: 49849
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Availability: In stock
Price: $59.99
$46.29

"This is made with fruit from the Sexton Vineyard, at 200 meters in altitude (80 meters higher than Tarraford). Within the vineyard, the clones are dominated by Gingin (brought over to Victoria by Phil Sexton), followed by Dijon clones, planted in the 1990s. The 2021 Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay is composed of 60% Gingin. Twenty percent of the parcels went through malolactic fermentation—clone 277 and some of the 96. This is salty as anything—a very good thing in my book—and the sheer intensity of flavor in the mouth is mouthwatering. Preserved lemon and grapefruit pith lace the edges of the mid-palate. Very smart—it has the Yarra precision of acid and streamlined phenolics, but it brings concentration of flavor and thrilling phenolics. Super smart wine." —Wine Advocate

"This is made with fruit from the Sexton Vineyard, at 200 meters in altitude (80 meters higher than Tarraford). Within the vineyard, the clones are dominated by Gingin (brought over to Victoria by Phil Sexton), followed by Dijon clones, planted in the 1990s. The 2021 Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay is composed of 60% Gingin. Twenty percent of the parcels went through malolactic fermentation—clone 277 and some of the 96. This is salty as anything—a very good thing in my book—and the sheer intensity of flavor in the mouth is mouthwatering. Preserved lemon and grapefruit pith lace the edges of the mid-palate. Very smart—it has the Yarra precision of acid and streamlined phenolics, but it brings concentration of flavor and thrilling phenolics. Super smart wine." —Wine Advocate

Products specifications
Attribute nameAttribute value
ABV13.00 %
Size750ml
Vintage2021
Wine specifications
Wine CountryAustralia
Wine RegionVictoria
Wine TypeWhite Wine
Wine VarietalChardonnay
Rating specification
Wine Advocate96
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Products specifications
Attribute nameAttribute value
ABV13.00 %
Size750ml
Vintage2021
Wine specifications
Wine CountryAustralia
Wine RegionVictoria
Wine TypeWhite Wine
Wine VarietalChardonnay
Rating specification
Wine Advocate96