Giant Steps 2017 Yarra Valley Pinot Noir was one of the best value pinots of the year, the biggest seller at my recent pinot noir masterclass for the Red Bottle retail group at the Tattersalls Club.
The Rhône Valley white varieties are so well-suited to Australian conditions, it’s surprising we don’t see more of them.
In my latest tasting of alternative red varieties, there were eight nebbiolos, from five regions.
Yering Station Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Yarra Valley, AUD $120
Rising Pinot Noir 2017, Yarra Valley, AUD $30
Coldstream Hills Deer Farm Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017, Yarra Valley, AUD $50
We’ve never had a better crop of pinots than the 2017s.
Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Noir 2017, Yarra Valley, AUD $24
Giant Steps LDR Pinot Noir Syrah 2017, Yarra Valley, AUD $35
De Bortoli La Bohème Act Four Syrah Gamay 2017, Yarra Valley, AUD $22