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Giant Steps Tarraford Chardonnay

  • Chardonnay
  • Australia, 750ml
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The 2019 Giant Steps Tarraford Vineyard Chardonnay features aromas of lemon citrus, mineral and hazelnut. The palate showcases flavours of zesty citrus with length. A vibrant and mouth-filling wine.

  • Winery: Giant Steps - Tarraford Vineyard
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Region: Yarra Valley, Australia
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Screwcap
  • Food pairing: Chicken; veal & pork; shrimp, crab & lobster; potato & squash; cream & pesto sauces; mild & semi soft cheeses

”The lead-up to vintage 2019 in the Yarra was very warm but Tarraford, with its distinctive and cooler microclimate, fared well. The typical minerality that this site provides its defining character, absorbing 10 months in oak with ease. The fruit is mainly on the citrus spectrum, but it's more the overall structure of the wine that stands out. The palate is juicy but fine, the finish long and crisp.” Halliday Wine Companion

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 2003 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.

  • 96/100 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front (2022 vintage)
  • 95+/100 Points - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (2022 vintage)
  • 95/100 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion (2022 vintage)
  • 93/100 Points - Wine Enthusiast (2020 vintage)
  • 94/100 Points - James Suckling (2019 vintage)
  • 95/100 Points - Wine Front (2019 vintage)
  • 94/100 Points - Wine Spectator (2019 vintage)
  • 94/100 Points -  Halliday Wine Companion (2019 vintage)


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