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 brooding nose of red and black fruits that occupy the cherry spectrum in the main. Hints of plum provide further intensity. A chorus of secondary characters ranging from exotic cacao spice to game meats all add to the aromatic complexity.
The smaller berries of the vintage led to more physical extract, but the fruit is up to the task. Vibrant black cherry, red berries, earth, undergrowth, dark chocolate. There are elements of both density and light as ample acidity shimmers throughout the densely flavoured profile providing a long textured finish.
With its density in fruit, structure and acid line, long term cellaring is clearly assured. One for the long haul, cellaring well over the next 10 to 15 years.
How is this drinking now?
Brooding, dense with hints of forest and leather. Still powerful in its shape with lots of red/black primary fruit evolving well into savoury form. Great structure. Drink 2020-2027.
|Harvest date||26th March - 17th April 2014|
|Clones used||MV6, 114, 115, D5V12 & Maria Feldt|
|Rootstock||Own roots, Teleki 5C, SO4 & Kober 5bb|
|Vine age||14 to 22 years|
|Trellis||Lyre & Geneva Double Curtain|
|Soil type||Volcanic Basalt & Upper Ordovician|
|Titratable acidity g/L||5.8|
|Malic acidity g/L||<0.05 g/L|
|Baume / Alcohol||13.6%|
|% whole bunch||0%|
|Fining / filtration||Crossflow|
|Available formats||375ml, 750ml & 1.5lts|