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.
A complex nose with many layers. Floral aromatics of violets & lavender merge with red fruits ranging from wild strawberry to satsuma plum. The entrancing spectrum then runs into the more savoury territory of game meats and earthen richness, framed by alluring oak spice.
Persistent cherry fruit diffuses into a red fruited glow, elegantly framed by tones of autumnal undergrowth and dark chocolate. The voluminous mouthfeel, and firm velvety tannins coordinating with good acidity, high definition is provided to the overall complexity.
At once dense yet delicate, lithe but luxurious. Youthful now, but imbued with a great frame for bottle age, suggesting that this wine will be a joy at every stage over the next 10+ years.
How is this drinking now?
Date tasted: 12/2/20
Bright medium red core brick edged. Exotic perfume of black pepper, five-spice incense pure that merges with perfumed red cherry fruit and deeper notes black fruit spiced plum. Graceful secondary characters of meaty char, earthen undergrowth give complexity to the density of sweet-fruited front palate that’s embellished with finely detailed tannin and gracefully flowing acidity all merging seamlessly, evidence of one of the great ripening years. Drinking beautifully now but will continue to evolve. Drink 2020-2025
|Harvest date||27th March - 11th April 2012|
|Clones used||MV6, 114, 115, D5V12 & Maria Feldt|
|Rootstock||Own roots, Teleki 5C, SO4 & Kober 5bb|
|Vine age||12 to 20 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||14.2%|
|% whole bunch||4%|
|Fining / filtration||No|
|Available formats||375ml, 750ml & 1.5lts|