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Curly Flat Pinot Noir represents our passion as winegrowers to faithfully capture the essence of our remarkable site coupled with the unique expression that is derived from each vintage.
An intense primary nose charged with red cherries and plums while red fruits and allspice provide further ambience. Behind the fruit/spice character lies deeper savoury characters in the form of leather, meat stock and bacon fat char.
Like the nose, fleshy plums spearhead followed by a dark cherry and red berry burst. With good palate weight, mouth filling dark chocolate/mocha tannins give initially firm, but ultimately velvety, support and focus from start to finish. The acid thread provides good persistence and lasting presence.
In terms of longevity, expect this to be drinking well until 2020, but perhaps it will be longer…
How is this drinking now?
Rich black cherry and plum fruits with secondary forest / mushroom notes drive both the nose and palate of robust yet silken structure. Drink 2020 – 2025.
|Harvest date||23 March - 14 April 2009|
|Clones used||MV6, 114, 115, D5V12 & Maria Feldt|
|Rootstock||Own roots, Teleki 5C, SO4 & Kober 5bb|
|Vine age||9 to 17 years|
|Trellis||Lyre & Geneva Double Curtain|
|Soil type||Volcanic Basalt & Upper Ordovician|
|Titratable acidity g/L||6.2|
|Malic acidity g/L||<0.05 g/L|
|Baume / Alcohol||13.9%|
|% whole bunch||0%|
|Fining / filtration||Crossflow|
|Available formats||375ml, 750ml & 1.5lts|