The inspiration for Curly Flat Vineyard was Phillip Moraghan's experiences whilst studying in Switzerland in the 1980’s. During this period he was captivated by the many wine regions of France and Switzerland and completely enthralled by Burgundy and its Pinot Noir. Fortunately for Phillip, his partner Jeni shared the vision that has brought together the dedicated team to nurture Curly Flat from a romantic ideal to awe-inspiring reality. Pursuit of the dream and a cool climate suited to Pinot Noir, brought Phillip and Jeni to Lancefield in the Macedon Ranges near Melbourne. The high altitude region is ideally suited to wine growing, with well drained volcanic soils and moderate rainfall.
"Appearance: Bright crimson tending to brick red. Bouquet: An intense primary nose charged by plums and dark cherries whilst red fruits and allspice provide further ambience. Behind the fruit/spice character lie deeper savoury characters in the form of leather, meat stock and bacon fat char.
Palate: Like the nose, fleshy plum spearheads ahead of the dark/red cherry burst. With good palate weight, mouth filling dark chocolate/mocha tannins gives initially firm but ultimately velvety support and focus from start to finish. The acid thread provides good persistence and lasting presence.
Overall Impression: A fist in a velvet glove accurately serves this brooding yet elegant Pinot Noir. With only a short distance travelled, we look forward to the journey on what portends to be a long enjoyable road." - Curly Flat Wines.
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