The first bottling of the Central Pinot Noir was in 2018. 

Alongside its Western counterpart, fractions of these distinct blocks were bottled separately to highlight their striking contrasts as well as their role in the main Estate blend.  The central block with its more northerly aspect and 4-5 million-year-old deep red volcanic soils, contributes both aromatics, both red and black fruits in a more savoury frame along with more robust yet detailed tannin to the Curly Flat blend.

The central block also is home to our oldest vines, planted in 1992 consists of 100% MV6 clone Pinot Noir. See below for where the Central block is located in the vineyard and below further for more technical details on the 2018 Curly Flat Central Pinot Noir.

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Harvest Date 14th March 2018
Clones used MV6
Rootstock Own roots
Vine age 27 years
Trellis Lyre Trellis
Soil type Volcanic Basalt
pH 3.44 3.64
Titratable acidity g/L 6.9 5.9
Malic acid g/L 2.0 <0.05
Baume / alcohol 12.8 13.8%
% whole bunch 20%
Yeast Indigenous
Total time on skins 23 days
Malolactic fermentation Indigenous
New 25%
Second fill 56%
Third fill 19%
Maturation 16 months
Fining / filtration None
Bottling date 19th August, 2019
Available formats 750ml (under screw cap)
Release Date July 2020
Cellar Door Price (750ml) $53
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