established in 1987

Giant Steps Applejack Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

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DETAILS
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Location: Gladysdale
Planted: 1997
Elevation: 300 meters
Soil
type: Grey clay loam over black (basalt) volcanic base
Aspect: East facing
slopes
Size: 29 acres
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.

Hand
picked and whole bunch pressed without additions.
Course settled to 500L
French puncheons.
Indigenous fermentation.
Batonnage for the first month,
then topped and let rest (maturing) for a further 8 months on lees.
New and
used tight grain French oak – 20% new, 80% older.
Coarse filtration only.
Bottled by gravity.

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