Giant StepsFatal Shore Coal River Valley Pinot Noir 2021Product code: 15687
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Giant Steps Fatal Shore Coal River Valley Pinot Noir is a complex, well-structured wine that showcases the best of Tasmanian Pinot Noir. On the nose, it boasts a fragrant bouquet of dark cherries, red raspberries, violets, and earthy notes. The palate is full-bodied and rich, with flavors of black cherries, blackcurrants, and cranberries backed by a subtle hint of oak and vanilla that evolves into a long, spicy finish. This wine has excellent aging potential, and its bold flavors make it an excellent pairing for roasted lamb, grilled steak, or mushroom risotto. Overall, this Pinot Noir is a must-try for wine enthusiasts looking for a sophisticated and elegant tasting experience.
The wine is named after `The Fatal Shore` a historical novel, published in 1986, by Australian author and art critic Robert Hughes. It delves into the dark history of Tasmania’s colonisation through the transportation of convicts to this remote and wild island. The wine itself is brooding in nature with impressive depth and fruit purity. Red cherry, rose petal, bracken and blueberries lead to a very energetic palate with tannins that wrap and expand out the finish. It is long and vibrant with a fine backbone of acidity.
About the Winery
It was during 1997 that Phil Sexton established the Giant Steps wine brand in Yarra Valley in Australia. He had the sole objective of cultivating high-quality and authentic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir fruit. He found the cool climate, gentle breeze and good soil quality to be perfect in Yarra Valley to cultivate these fruits.
Grapes that are needed for creating wines are sourced from one of these seven vineyards- Sexton, Applejack, Gruyere Farm, Tarraford, Wombat Creek, Nocton and Tosq. The popular wines that are crafted here:
- Wines from the entire range of vines cultivated on the Yarra Valley
- From the Chardonnays cultivated in Sexton
- From the Chardonnays cultivated in Tarraford
- From the Chardonnays cultivated in Wombat Creek
- From the Pinot Noir cultivated in Sexton
- From the Pinot Noir cultivated in Applejack
- From the Pinot Noir cultivated in Wombat Creek
- From the Pinot Noir of Primavera
- From the Syrahs cultivated in Tarraford
- From the Pinot Noir cultivated in Nocton
- From the Pinot Noir cultivated in Tosq
The soil quality, temperature and the overall terroir of each of these vineyards are unique and very different from one another. Therefore, the wines produced by Giant Steps have a distinct taste and flavour, thereby representing the exact character of the area in which the fruits were cultivated.
In the last six years, the Giant Steps wine brand has won many accolades and awards. The crowning glory of the brand came when the wines from its stables featured in the top 100 wines in the world. You could book for a wine tasting tour at the cellar of Giant Steps, to get a flavour of these world-class wines.
For a nominal fee, you can book Single Vineyard tours or Yarra Valley tours or Wine Flight Tours to get a sneak-peak into the quality of the wines created here.