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    Giant Steps Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2019

    Giant Steps Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2019

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    100% hand-picked & whole bunch pressed, fermentation on full juice solids, wild yeast. The juice is fermented entirely in 500L French puncheons – 10% new, 90% older. No lees stirring or malolactic fermentation. Matured in French oak – 10% new, 90% older – for only 8 months. Blended and chilled in tank prior to bottling in late Spring.


    In 1997 Phil Sexton arrived in the Yarra Valley in search of altitude, aged soils, slopes of exposure, regular rainfall and cool to cold night time temperatures and a gentle breeze off the protecting mountain ranges. Why, because he wanted to grow amazing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir fruit to make wines of purity and finesse. Steve Flamsteed, Chief Winemaker of Giant Steps since 2008 has set about creating a range of Single Vineyard wines that personify each site. The Yarra Valley Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, LDR and Syrah were then created, clearly displaying the Yarra Valley fruit in a simple, textural and affordable light. The Giant Steps wines have received global acclaim and established a strong reputation in restaurants and fine wine stores around the world. Since 2003 Giant Steps wines have collectively been awarded 34 trophies and over 100 gold medals at major international and domestic wine shows and has been named one of the Top 100 Wineries in the World by Wine & Spirits Magazine, US for each of the last six years.

    Steve Flamsteed - Head Winemaker at Giant Steps winery and 2016 Winemaker of the Year.


    First planted with vines in 1838, the Yarra Valley is the birthplace of the Victorian wine industry. It ceased production in the fortified wine boom in the 1920s and planting began again in earnest in the 1960s with modern pioneers such as Dr Bailey Carrodus, Guill de Pury and Dr John Middleton paving the way for the Yarra Valley to become one of Australia’s premier wine growing regions today. Their Yarra Yering, Yeringberg and Mount Mary wineries remain regional heroes, firm favorites such as Coldstream Hills and new star wineries such as Oakridge and Giant Steps excel with stunning examples of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling are also no slouch in the region and the exciting new breed of wineries such as Bobar, Mac Forbes, Hoddles Creek, Salo, Timo Mayer, Thousand Candles and Proud Primary Produce are proof of the Yarra Valley’s diversity and understanding of place. Local Knowledge: The restaurant at Oakridge Wines is one of the finest regional dining experiences in the land…. Have a glass of 864 Chardonnay while you are there.


    • Cellaring

      2-5 Years
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    • Vintage

    • Alcohol Content

    • Vegan

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    Food Pairings & Recipe

    Food Pairing

    Mustard chicken

    Mustard chicken with Simon Johnson


    Chicken Brick, or similar for roasting in the oven
    1 Chicken, whole
    500 g Risini Di Orzo, Benedetto Cavalieri
    1 Brown Onion, halved
    1.5 cups Bone Suckin Mustard Sauce
    1 Garlic bulb, halved
    12-15 Gordal Olives
    3 Simon Johnson Preserved Lemon, halved
    75 g Lescure Butter, cubed
    Sea Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
    Butcher's Twine, to truss chicken
    Flat leaf Parsley, to garnish


    NOTE: Wash and dry the chicken brick, set aside. The chicken brick will be baked in a cold oven to begin, so there's no need to preheat.
    Pat dry the chicken skin and truss the legs together using butchers twine
    Pour the dry Risini Di Orzo into the bottom of the chicken brick
    Add the brown onion and rest the chicken on top
    Pour over the Bone Suckin' Mustard Sauce and season generously with salt & pepper
    Add the garlic bulb, the Simon Johnson Gordal Olives and Preserved Lemons, arrange ingredients inside the chicken brick to nestle against the meat
    Add the cubes of butter, again tucking them in around the ingredients
    Cover with lid and place into a cold oven. Roast at 180C for 1 &1/2 hrs
    Remove the lid and check the chicken is golden brown, before turning off the heat. Add an extra 5 mins under a high heat to brown & crisp the skin (if needed)

    Rest chicken inside the oven for 20 mins before serving
    Serve chicken with the baked risini, green olives and a little chopped parsley

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