Giant Steps Chardonnay Tarraford Vineyard 2010
Giant Steps Chardonnay Tarraford Vineyard 2010
Giant Steps Chardonnay Tarraford Vineyard 2010
Giant Steps Chardonnay Tarraford Vineyard 2010

Giant Steps Chardonnay Tarraford Vineyard 2010

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Founded in 1997 by Phil Sexton, Giant Steps is a prestigious winery nestled in the scenic Yarra Valley, Australia. With a focus on cool-climate wines, the winery carefully selects prime vineyard sites that showcase the region's diverse soils and microclimates. Employing sustainable viticulture practices, Giant Steps strives to minimize their ecological impact. Renowned for their exceptional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, their wines capture the essence of the Yarra Valley, earning critical acclaim both locally and internationally. 

The grapes for this wine are carefully hand-picked from the Tarraford Vineyard, which is known for its exceptional terroir and cool climate. The fruit is then gently whole bunch pressed to extract the purest juice, which is then transferred to French oak barrels for fermentation.

During the fermentation process, the wine undergoes a natural yeast fermentation, allowing the true character of the vineyard to shine through. The use of French oak barrels, of which a portion is new, adds complexity and depth to the wine, while still allowing the fruit to be the star of the show. After fermentation, the wine is aged on lees, stirring occasionally to enhance the texture and add richness. This careful aging process contributes to the wine's beautiful balance and complexity.

Tasting Notes:
Color: Pale straw with hints of gold.
Nose: Aromas of ripe stone fruits, such as peach and nectarine, with delicate hints of citrus and vanilla.
Palate: A rich and creamy texture, with flavors of white peach, lemon curd, and toasted oak. The wine offers a perfect balance between fruitiness and acidity, with a long and satisfying finish.
Cellaring: This Chardonnay has the potential to age gracefully for several years, allowing its flavors to further develop and evolve.

Winery: Giant Steps
Region: Yarra Valley, Australia
Variety: Chardonnay
Vineyard: Tarraford Vineyard
Vintage: 2010
ABV: 13% - 13.5%
Size: 750ml

創立於1997年的Giant Steps是位於風景如畫的澳洲亞拉河谷的享有盛譽的酒莊。以冷氣候葡萄酒為主打,酒莊精心選擇展示該地區多樣化土壤和氣候的優質葡萄園。採用可持續的葡萄栽培方式,Giant Steps致力於減少生態環境的影響。以其卓越的霞多麗和黑比諾而聞名,他們的葡萄酒捕捉了亞拉河谷的精髓,贏得了本地和國際的好評。

葡萄酒採用了來自Tarraford葡萄園的精心手工採摘的葡萄,以其卓越的風土和涼爽的氣候而聞名。葡萄經過輕柔的整串榨汁,提取最純淨的果汁,然後轉移到法國橡木桶中進行發酵。

在發酵過程中,葡萄酒經歷天然酵母發酵,使葡萄園的真實特色得以展現。使用一部分新的法國橡木桶增添了葡萄酒的複雜性和深度,同時仍然保持了果味的主導地位。發酵後,葡萄酒在沉澱物上陳釀,並時不時攪拌以增強口感和豐富度。這種細緻的陳釀過程為葡萄酒的平衡和複雜性做出了貢獻。

品嚐筆記:
顏色:淡稻草黃色,略帶金色
香氣:成熟的石果香氣,如桃子和油桃,略帶柑橘和香草的微妙氣息
口感:豐富而濃鬱的口感,帶有白桃、檸檬醬和烤橡木的風味。葡萄酒在果味和酸度之間提供了完美的平衡,餘韻悠長而令人滿足
陳釀潛力:這款夏多內有潛力優雅地陳釀數年,讓其風味進一步發展和演化

酒莊:Giant Steps
產區:澳洲亞拉河谷
品種:夏多內
葡萄園:Tarraford葡萄園
年份:2010年
酒精濃度:13% - 13.5%
容量:750毫升