2019 Giant Steps Tarraford Vineyard Chardonnay Yarra Valley – Steve Flamsteed is at it again with another rocking vintage for his 2019 wines.
Located in a protected valley, Tarraford Vineyard has a discreet microclimate, that is cooler than neighbouring sites. A diversity of aspect and clone provides multifaceted winemaking opportunities. Although located in a warmer part of the valley, the site produces Chardonnay with high natural acids (and low pH) expressing itself through its characteristically long palate, fine tight structure and a zesty lemon/grapefruit finish.
A cool start to the season was punctuated by a few solid rain events in December that resulted in very large healthy green vineyard canopies. The final stage of the growing season was warmer than average which led to accelerated ripening, but the natural acids in all the chardonnay blocks was surprisingly high. Fruit was hand sorted in both vineyard and winery. 2019 is an exceptional chardonnay vintage.
If you love your minerality in Chardonnay then this is the one for you. Stones, pebbles and all the rest. Good whack of citrus, stone fruits, slate and flint. Full flavoured yet so much precision. Superb length leaving you wanting more.
Single Price: $70.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $50.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $600.00