Curly Flat Macedon Ranges Pinot Noir 2014
Curly Flat, located in Lancefield 60 minutes from Melbourne was established in 1989 by Jenifer Kolkka and Phillip Moraghan. From the outset, they had a clear focus on vinifying world-class cool-climate Pinot Noir & Chardonnay. With a total 33 acres of hand tended vines, they and the Curly Flat team were committed to creating world-class wines that are an expression of both site and variety.
The Macedon Ranges Wine Region is located less than an hour from Melbourne. Vineyard altitudes in the region range from 300 to 800 metres above sea level making it cool to cold by world standards. Most of the producers there are boutique, and family owned - lovingly producing signature wines some using age-old techniques. The popular varieties of the region are delicate sparkling wines, refined chardonnay and award winning pinot noir. The Macedon Ranges Wine Region is an outstanding wine region offering wines that are diverse, limited in quantity and exceptionally high in quality.
“A pinot noir lit by a satin sheen of red berry fruits splayed across the mouth by juicy acidity and impeccably wrought tannins. Growing darker of fruit and broader of mid-drift as it opens, a lick of briar, wood smoke and truffle imbue a carnal edge to a shimmering, mellifluous finish. Delicious out of the gates, this pinot is a svelte, sumptuous glide across the senses.”
A brooding nose of both red and black fruits with hints of plum providing further intensity. A chorus of secondary characters ranging from exotic cacao spice to game meats all add to the aromatic complexity. On the palate there is vibrant black cherry, red berries, earth, undergrowth and dark chocolate. There is ample acidity throughout to balance the wonderfully concentrated fruit providing a long textured finish.
"Black cherry aromas and flavours followed by pleasing fruit concentration on the palate and a long finish." - Decanter Asia Wine Awards
|Country Of Origin||Australia|
|Producer||Curly Flat Vineyards|
|Serving Suggestion||Serve Room Temperature|
|Food Pairing||Cheese, Duck, Game|