Stunning Giant Steps Ocarina Chardonnay 2019
WINNER of a Winepilot Trophy for the greatest value wines in Australia.
The modern Yarra wine style coming out of Giant Steps really comes as no great surprise as this is a team comprising two of this county’s great wine minds developed and honed over decades across multiple industries. It is an odd couple – Sexton’s entrepreneurial eye and drive matched with Flamsteed’s relaxed, and mellow demeanour. Together they make an exceptional team.
If you are looking to take a leap into natural wine, don’t miss this brilliant example, of which there are less than 3000 bottles produced. No additions, fermented in clay pots, fermented with wild yeasts and it’s completely unfined and unfiltered, which makes it a touch hazy but nothing to worry about.
It smells like just fermented Chardonnay juice with superb purity of green apple and citrus fruits plus an earthy edge. Understated, seamless and balanced, there are nectarine, citrus and floral flavours on a mid-weight palate that is crisp and savoury. It also has a chalky texture with a brilliant and long finish, again showing a unique purity and focus. Stunning Chardonnay.