Classic Upper Yarra Chardonnay, opening up with aromas of fresh green apples, grapefruit pith and a touch of flint. Lemon curd and fresh white peach on the palate, with a lovely taut structure and fresh acidity to finish.
While the Innocent Bystander wines are made from grapes grown across the Yarra, the Giant Steps wines are produced exclusively from single vineyard sites. Grapes are selected from estate-owned and leased vineyards, as well as from long-term contracted growers. Head winemaker Steve Flamsteed and his team are making some of the best wines in Australia from these sites. Their aim is to express in each wine the character of the site, grape and vintage, and this they achieve by meticulous work in.. read more
The hand-picked fruit underwent an indigenous fermentation in 500 litre French oak puncheons, with no batonage or malolactic fermentation. The wine was then aged for 10 months in French oak (20% new) before bottling by gravity without filtration.