2021 Giant Steps Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir Yarra Valley – Steve Flamsteed is at it again with another rocking vintage for his 2021 wines.
Applejack Vineyard, in the upper Yarra Valley, was planted by respected viticulturist Ray Guerin and is managed by his son Mark. The higher altitude results in a cooler and extended growing season, ideally suited to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (3-4 weeks later than central Yarra valley). Applejack Vineyard is located on a dramatic slope and is close planted and fastidiously managed. The basalt based underlying volcanic soil and rock produce a characteristically fine yet extended, spicy and firm palate.
2021 was a terrific vintage for both vineyard quality and quantity. They had a wet spring followed by a healthy amount of sunshine and some well-timed rain in January, leading to large green healthy canopies. The overall temperature during the growing season was cooler than average which led to a long slow ripening period and great concentration of flavours and natural acidity.
Such an exciting little wine. Loads of red cherry and strawberries kick this wine off. A nice balance of oak, exotic spice and soft tannins. Some darker berries come drifting along too. Fresh, long, vibrant, juicy, complex… what else could you want?!
Single Price: $80.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $60.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $720.00