2019 Curly Flat Pinot Noir
Some wines become much loved after just a generation. Curly Flat is one of those. Though you’ll find it in thoughtful restaurants and bottle shops most places, it’s not that bad kind of ubiquitous.
Gifted local master Matt Harrop joined the fold in 2017, whose talents can only take this local pinot close toward the mythical Leunig vision on which Curly Flat was named.
Western and Central represent the opposite ends of the spectrum of what makes up the blend, 2019 Curly Flat Pinot.
We find the comparison of these three wines fascinating. 2019 Estate Pinot Noir consists of seventeen separate lots representing distinct aspects, clones and soils. Each of these parcels were handled with minimum intervention in the winery with the aim of maximising site expression. Indigenous yeasts connect all ferment but varying amounts of whole bunch, post ferment skin contact and individual oak handling were utilised, respective to the lot characters themselves. our Estate blend consists of 22% whole bunch and 22% new oak and was bottled without filtration.
“Deepish dark red colour with a tint of purple and a rich spicy, 'forest floor' and dark-cherry bouquet, subtly tinged with char-oak. The wine is full-bodied and strongly built, with voluminous flavour, serious tannin structure and plenty of grip. An impressive pinot of impressive weight, flesh and density, which promises to age superbly.” Drink 2022–2034
96 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review