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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.
Unmistakably Pinot Noir. The full spectrum is on offer here as earthy, briary tones intersperse with fresh red and black summer berries and straps of red liquorice. Darker notes of black cherries and charred meats then appear, providing a firm stage for all these ethereal notes to play out upon. All this merges seamlessly with interplay of spicy tones, not only derived by balanced oak inputs but also via subtle whole bunch stem inclusion.
The palate is immediately mouth filling, then sweeps sharply into focus as a flood of primary and secondary characters glide upon a graceful, yet driving, acid line coupled with fine tannin support. The passage gains momentum towards a finish that persists and returns in waves.
Whilst drinking well now, this will cellar for at least 10 years.
How is this drinking now?
Foresty nose with hints of mushroom/truffle. Brooding black fruits linger behind the savoury complexity. Plush with good tension. Drink 2020-2025.
|Harvest date||17th - 31st March 2010|
|Clones used||MV6, 114, 115, D5V12 & Maria Feldt|
|Rootstock||Own roots, Teleki 5C, SO4 & Kober 5bb|
|Vine age||10 to 18 years|
|Trellis||Lyre & Geneva Double Curtain|
|Soil type||Volcanic Basalt & Upper Ordovician|
|Titratable acidity g/L||6.0|
|Malic acidity g/L||<0.05 g/L|
|Baume / Alcohol||13.9%|
|% whole bunch||11%|
|Fining / filtration||Crossflow|
|Available formats||375ml, 750ml & 1.5lts|