Curly Flat Pinot Noir 2018 (Macedon Ranges)
The 2018 Curly Flat Pinot Noir has a layered nose that opens with a flutter of whole bunch lift that seamlessly merges into a pool of vibrant raspberry and black cherry fruits. The layered complexity is completed as notes of spice, leather and black pepper occupy the savoury register. A voluminous palate coursing with flavour is elegantly restrained by the raft of fine tannin that ferries the red cherry fruits along a fresh stream of cooling acidity.
"I believe this is the first vintage with Matt Harrop at the controls. I’m likely not recognised as the authority on Pinot Noir at The Wine Front, but I’ll do my best for you.
Dried rose perfume in with some fresh mint, deep raspberry flavour, a little almond and vanilla, plus some spice. It’s ripe, but not overly so, with cool acidity, a dusting of graphite tannin, and a long biscuity finish. It’s generous in style, but keeps itself trim. I’m particularly tickled by the quality of tannin here. Excellent."
95 Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, March 2020, Drink: 2020 - 2026+
Curly Flat Pinot Noir represents the wineries passion as winegrowers to faithfully capture the essence of our remarkable site coupled with the unique expression that is derived from each vintage.
2018 - What a year! Near perfect conditions, and the tireless work of the vineyard crew, headed by Lisa Kimmorley, provided the winery with some of the best fruit ever grown at The Flat. Winemakers Matt Harrop and Ben Kimmorley attended to every detail in the winery. Consequently, the winery is thrilled to release their flagship 2018 Curly Flat Pinot Noir.
It was apparent early that vintage 2018 had delivered a near perfect expression of site. Each of the wineries Pinot Noir ferments - 22 of them - were kept separate, from pressing through to MLF, racking and maturation. To watch these wines evolve, grow and mature in oak showed vividly the differences between them - aspect, clone, vine age, soil type, elevation, micro-climate - allowing Matt and Ben to make some blending decisions that have lead to the two new Pinot Noirs.
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