Pinot Noir Macedon Victoria
It is the choice of vine trellising techniques which contributes to the quality of Pinot Noir grapes and sets Curly Flat apart. The property is located on a slope which catches the very last rays of sun in the Macedon Ranges at the magical moments before dusk. The vines here yield a national flagship that beat Domaine de la Romanee Conti at a Winewise taste off and was listed by Wine Ark as the second most collectible Pinot Noir in Australia. A complex, aromatic wine offering layers of fruit and bright, seamless tannins, speaking articulately of Pinot Noir and of place.
Divided trellis systems are more costly to construct and manage, only a manual harvest is possible, making it unviable to larger commercial operations. Curly Flat have planted multiple clones for complexity, their property was selected by the Victorian & Murray Valley Vine Improvement Association to be one of only two Victorian custodians of the most recently introduced Burgundy clones 114 and 115. A prolonged exposure to autumn sun contributes to the exceptional quality of harvest. A combination of whole bunch and de stemmed fruit is vinified without being crushed in a highly traditional, minimalist old world approach, followed by twenty two months in French oak on sedimentery lees. Alcohol 13.6%
Deep ruby colour. Generous, complex and seductive bouquet, red and black fruits, cherries and plum, secondary characters, dried flowers and chocolate, toasty oak and game. Medium plus palate weight, with dancing acidity, lots of fine powdery tannins and savoury fruit. The complexity of bouquet flows through through the palate, supported by integrated oak, to resolve on a long and lingering finish.