established in 1987

Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

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$58.50 in any six
$65.00 each
Location: Gruyere
Planted: 1997
Elevation: 130 - 210 meters
Type: Grey clay loam over granite / ironstone.
Aspect: North facing
Size: 75 acres
Located on the steep north facing slopes of the
Warramate Ranges, the Sexton Vineyard is exposed and demanding. Being on the
higher slopes, topsoil is thin and root systems have established themselves in
shallow gravelly loams above a tough rocky clay base. Bunch yields set naturally
low in this environment, resulting in intensely flavoured fruit with high skin
to juice ratio.

Hand-picked without additions.
The 115 was transferred
as whole bunches to small open oak vats. The MV6 remainder was destemmed and
transferred as whole berries to a separate fermenter.
Fermentations were both
indigenous and left alone with little cap work, relying upon carbonic maceration
for extraction.
Pressed at dryness to new and used 228L tight grain French
barriques for 10 months – 25% new, 75% older.
Bottled by gravity with no
fining or filtration.

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