established in 1987

Giant Steps Wombat Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

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DETAILS
$58.50 in any six
$65.00 each
Location: Gladysdale
Planted: 1988
Elevation: 420 meters
Soil
Type: Volcanic loam (red / ferrous)
Aspect: North-east facing slopes
Size:
39 acres
Wombat Creek Vineyard is the highest altitude vineyard in the Yarra
Valley, making it an ideal location for the production of extreme cool climate
wines. The vineyard was originally planted in 1988 with the intention of
producing base wine for sparkling production but over the years has been
gradually transitioned to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for table wine. The
underlying ferrous (red) based volcanic soil and rock produce a distinctively
soft yet long and firm palate that contrasts with the finer palates seen from
the nearby Applejack Vineyard (basalt based volcanic).

Hand-picked
without additions.
Picked in 2 parcels, in both cases 20% was destemmed to
the base of the vat to commence a “pied de cuve” ferment. The vats were then
filled to the brim with whole bunches and closed up to allow a semi carbonic
maceration to occur. After the vats were clearly fermenting a small amount of
juice from the base was splashed back over the top of each vat. Occasional foot
stomps were done to release a little more juice into the ferment and extend the
time on skins.
Pressed after 2 weeks to new and used 228L tight grain French
barriques for 10 months – 18 % new, 82% older.
Bottled by gravity with no
fining or filtration.

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