Lemon sorbet, white peach and nectarine, underpinned with notes of marzipan and hazelnut. Crisp acidity ensures a refreshing, clean finish.
When the saxophonist John Coltrane split with Miles Davis in the late 50s, he wasted little time releasing his visionary Giant Steps album. Owner Phil Sexton is a jazz fan and was inspired by the album and Coltrane’s foresight. When he sold his Devil’s Lair vineyard in Margaret River to relocate and replant in the Yarra Valley, he named his wine in Coltrane’s honour. Giant Steps is a privately owned, estate based, Yarra Valley grower and winemaker. Giant Steps has forged a reputation for delivering some of Australia’s most consistent, over-performing, varietal wines. These 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 19 trophies and over 50 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 four years.
Despite being the smallest mainland state in Australia, Victoria is home to the largest number of wine regions and individual wineries and boasts the title as the most diverse wine region with the ability to produce a huge range of wine styles and varieties. Before the devastating Phylloxera outbreaks during the late 19th century, Victoria was the largest producer of wine in Australia and was well established. The Phylloxera outbreaks slowed production and halted winemaking in Victoria. It wasn’t until the 1970’s when new generations of winemakers in Victoria lead a resurgence in the industry to take advantage of the diverse climates and soils available in the region. Victoria’s diverse wine regions allow the wineries to produce a wide range of styles and produce some of Australia’s best Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Shiraz, Fortified wine and Sparkling Wines.
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