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    Giant Steps 'LDR' Pinot Noir Shiraz 2018

    Giant Steps 'LDR' Pinot Noir Shiraz 2018

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    Minimal intervention in the vineyard and 100% hand-picked. Fermented in small open oak vats and stainless steel fermenters using indigenous yeasts. Pinot Noir (51%) and Syrah (49%) co-fermented. Fermented with very little cap work - a real focus on carbonic maceration. 100% malolactic fermentation. 50% whole bunch. 6 months in seasoned French oak vats only.

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    Specifications

    • Cellaring

      Drinking well now, will keep.
    • Varieties

      Shiraz Blend
    • Vintage

      2018
    • Alcohol Content

      13%
    • Vegan

      Yes
    • Closure

      Screwcap
    • Bottle Size

      750ml

    Critic Reviews (2)

    Campbell Mattinson

    92 points | October 2018

    Second vintage release of Giant Steps Light Dry Red. It’s a 51/40% blend of the two varieties. The 2017 was a ripper.

    This 2018 goes straight into the smashable zone. It’s fresh, perfumed and vibrant. ‘Energetic’ is the aim and energetic is the outcome. Florals, fruits, light/sweet spices. File it under Not A Care In The World. It’s the kind of wine we all need more of in our lives.

    Second vintage release of Giant Steps Light Dry Red. It’s a 51/40% blend of the two varieties. The 2017 was a ripper.

    This 2018 goes straight into the smashable zone. It’s fresh, perfumed and vibrant. ‘Energetic’ is the aim and energetic is the outcome. Florals, fruits, light/sweet spices. File it under Not A Care In The World. It’s the kind of wine we all need more of in our lives.

    James Halliday

    95 points | August 2019

    LDR stands for Light Dry Red, a term used by Maurice O'Shea in the '40s-'50s. From three vineyards, one in the Upper Yarra, two in the Lower Yarra Valley, 51% pinot noir, 49% syrah, co-fermented, very little work during fermentation, matured for 5 months in large French oak vats. The bouquet is highly perfumed, rich and spicy, the palate a near identical display of flavours. This blend is here to stay.

    LDR stands for Light Dry Red, a term used by Maurice O'Shea in the '40s-'50s. From three vineyards, one in the Upper Yarra, two in the Lower Yarra Valley, 51% pinot noir, 49% syrah, co-fermented, very little work during fermentation, matured for 5 months in large French oak vats. The bouquet is highly perfumed, rich and spicy, the palate a near identical display of flavours. This blend is here to stay.

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