Giant Steps

Ocarina Gruyere Farm Vineyard Chardonnay

9.04 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Yarra Valley, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Aromas of citrus and pineapple juice. Fermented in a clay amphora on Skins with no Malolactic Fermentation. No oak. This wine making gives another level of freshness, intensity and minerality. An excellent wine from one of Australia’s pre-eminent wine makers, Steve Flamsteed. Winery says cellar up to 6 years - I cannot see my bottles lasting that long!

Aromas of citrus and pineapple juice. Fermented in a clay amphora on Skins with no Malolactic Fermentation. No oak. This wine making gives another level of freshness, intensity and minerality. An excellent wine from one of Australia’s pre-eminent wine makers, Steve Flamsteed. Winery says cellar up to 6 years - I cannot see my bottles lasting that long!

Oct 7th, 2018
Scott Rowe

The Amphora has added interest to the Ocarina, proof that Chardonnay doesn’t need any oak to create delicious wine.

The Amphora has added interest to the Ocarina, proof that Chardonnay doesn’t need any oak to create delicious wine.

Sep 29th, 2018
Bob McDonald

Made by one of Australia’s higher achieving Wine makers in Steve Flamsteed. This single Vineyard Chardonnay was fermented entirely in a clay egg vessel. It also had no malolactic and no fining or filtration. An experimental wine for Giant Steps but Steve must be happy with it as I understand he has ordered a few more Eggs. First impressions were of a Skinnsy handmade “natural “ Chardonnay. Only 100 x 6 bottle cases made Notes of mineral and pineapple juice. Very pure and fresh but lacks something. Expected more to be honest. Not for neophytes.

Made by one of Australia’s higher achieving Wine makers in Steve Flamsteed. This single Vineyard Chardonnay was fermented entirely in a clay egg vessel. It also had no malolactic and no fining or filtration. An experimental wine for Giant Steps but Steve must be happy with it as I understand he has ordered a few more Eggs. First impressions were of a Skinnsy handmade “natural “ Chardonnay. Only 100 x 6 bottle cases made Notes of mineral and pineapple juice. Very pure and fresh but lacks something. Expected more to be honest. Not for neophytes.

Jan 7th, 2018
Austin Black

Austin had this 5 months ago

Austin had this 5 months ago

May 13th, 2018