The Yarra Valley’s Lusatia Park Vineyard, planted on the free-draining red soils along the Lone Star Creek, has an enviable reputation as one of the region’s finest.
Giant Steps consistently impress with their interpretation of the site. Wild ferment, large, seasoned French Oak, no battonage, no malolactic fermentation and no filtration, just a showcase of a great vineyard.
The Lusatia Park Chardonnay has everything you could hope for in a top Australian Chardonnay. There is no artefact. No Spinal Tap sulphides. It’s a wine of site and not of design.
There are pure aromas of juicy white peach, nectarine and citrus fruits under-scored by a hint of oatmeal, soft spice, almond blossom and perfectly poised, seasoned French oak. It’s a study in fruit purity and grace.
While the aromas are lovely and true, it is on the palate that the wine impresses most. There is a perfect weight and texture to its form in the mouth, the composition of fruit and acidity is pitch-perfect, with fantastic clarity and detail of flavour.
There is a porcelain-like grace to the wine’s glide across the palate and a tension and interplay between all its attributes that is just sensational. Great value.
GIANT STEPS 2016 Lusatia Park Chardonnay