Giant Steps Ocarina Clay Ferment Chardonnay 2020

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Huon Hooke
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Mike Bennie
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James Halliday
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Angus Hughson
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James Suckling
  • Biodynamic
SKU
GSOC202010 UCAU
$59.99 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$59.99 Per item
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The Giant Steps Single Vineyard range is produced from the most site-expressive fruit off the best vineyards in great years. Each single vineyard wine tells a story about the vineyard, vintage and variety. The 2019 vintage was the WINNER of a Winepilot Trophy for the greatest value wines in Australia.
The Giant Steps Single Vineyard range is produced from the most site-expressive fruit off the best vineyards in great years. Each single vineyard wine tells a story about the vineyard, vintage and variety. The 2019 vintage was the WINNER of a Winepilot Trophy for the greatest value wines in Australia.

Scores & Reviews

94 / 100

Huon Hooke

"Buttery Burgundian complexity sets this apart from the other 2020 Giant Steps chardonnays. It's rich and remarkably complex for an unoaked wine. Ageing in clay 'egg' vessels provided some similar effects to a wood-matured effect. A more up-front, generous style and a quite remarkable wine."

95 / 100

Mike Bennie

"Convincing, outstanding wine of strength and sublime texture. Slightly wild, a super saline minerally core, green apple, faintest fino notes, plenty of detail and complexity here with striking drinkability in tow. Impressive length, clean lines, great character. A katana thrust. Chardonnay done fancy, but cool."

96 / 100

James Halliday

(2019 vintage) "A parcel of fruit from each of Giant Steps' single vineyard sites, whole-bunch pressed to 675l clay eggs for wild yeast open fermentation, the lids sealed with clay for maturation. It's harder to do nothing they say. There's a beautiful pattern in the mouth, reflecting no pumping (just gravity), no fining, no filtration."

96 / 100

Angus Hughson

(2019 vintage) "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."

96 / 100

James Suckling

(2019 vintage) "An assemblage of racy Upper Yarra sites with some Gruyere and Tarrawarra material, fermented in ceramic egg and delivering a super pure rendition of jet-fresh Yarra chardonnay to the table. Aromas of white peaches, lemons, gun flint and grilled bread lead to a palate that has a brand of purity that is akin to Premier Cru Chablis. Stony, succulent chardonnay with fresh peach, lemon and quince flavors."