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CURLY FLAT Pinot Gris, Macedon Ranges 2017

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CURLY FLAT Pinot Gris, Macedon Ranges 2017 CURLY FLAT Pinot Gris, Macedon Ranges 2017

CURLY FLAT Pinot Gris, Macedon Ranges 2017

CURLY FLAT Pinot Gris, Macedon Ranges
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CURLY FLAT Pinot Gris, Macedon Ranges
  • Style: Pinot Gris
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Region: Macedon Ranges
  • Code: CFMRPG
  • Appellation: Victoria
  • Country: Australia

Region Macedon Ranges

The Macedon Ranges, an hour’s drive north east of Melbourne, is regarded as one of the coolest mainland wine regions. In early 1980’s a number of enthusiasts planted vineyards, mostly to early ripening cool climate varieties of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The region is largely of volcanic origin with skeletal soils ranging from grey granitic sandy loams to weathered basalt clay. Topography is undulating, sometimes steep, with the best sites in the lee of the prevailing winds. Most of the vineyards are on elevated sites around 500 metres with frost risks fairly high in early spring and late autumn. Macedon Ranges is best known for elegant cool-climate Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and sparkling wines.

Winery CURLY FLAT

Langton’s Selections Curly Flat Pinot Noir, Curly Flat Chardonnay Phillip and Jill Moraghan’s Curly Flat – named after an iconic Australian cartoon philosopher – is located in the Macedon Region of Victoria. It was first established in 1991 on well drained volcanic soils. The winery has become a favourite among wine scribes and sommeliers. Phillip Moraghan, an ex stockbroker, is renowned for his generosity and enthusiasm. He learned his winemaking craft by vintage immersion and the support of the late Laurie Williams, a local pioneering winemaker of Flynn & Williams. The gentle sloping vineyard is planted to various clones of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The vines are all trellised on a Lyre or Geneva Double Curtain structure to maximize exposure to sunlight, reduce disease pressure and achieve optimum ripeness. The gravity designed winery is designed for minimal handling. The wines are made in the traditional Burgundian fashion. The whole-bunch pressed Chardonnay is
Langton’s Selections Curly Flat Pinot Noir, Curly Flat Chardonnay Phillip and Jill Moraghan’s Curly Flat – named after an iconic Australian cartoon philosopher – is located in the Macedon Region of Victoria. It was first established in 1991 on well drained volcanic soils. The winery has become a favourite among wine scribes and sommeliers. Phillip Moraghan, an ex stockbroker, is renowned for his generosity and enthusiasm. He learned his winemaking craft by vintage immersion and the support of the late Laurie Williams, a local pioneering winemaker of Flynn & Williams. The gentle sloping vineyard is planted to various clones of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The vines are all trellised on a Lyre or Geneva Double Curtain structure to maximize exposure to sunlight, reduce disease pressure and achieve optimum ripeness. The gravity designed winery is designed for minimal handling. The wines are made in the traditional Burgundian fashion. The whole-bunch pressed Chardonnay is batch vinified in both French oak and stainless steel using wild yeasts. Moraghan racks off a proportion of wine from stainless steel to complete fermentation in oak. This tri-fermenting philosophy method allows more blending options at assemblage. The Curly Flat Chardonnays are excellent with plenty of pure pear skin/lemon curd aromas and leesy/grilled nut nuances. The wines are very fresh and appealing when young with good volume and minerality but they only have moderate cellaring potential. The Pinot Noir is a work in progress. Gary Farr, one of Victoria’s most experienced Pinot Noir makers, has provided consultancy advice over the years. Curly Flat Pinot Noir is an exemplary style with classical red cherry/strawberry/meaty aromas, well concentrated generous flavours and slinky fine tannins. In some years it has whiffs of mint/eucalypt. The wines regularly sell out which pretty well tells the story. A secondary label called Williams Crossing helps with cash flow and has its own active following. Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's
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ABN: 13 133 179 656
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ABN: 13 133 179 656 New South Wales: Liquor Act 2007. It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. License Number: LIQP770010303 Victoria: Victoria Liquor Control Reform Act 1998: It is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $17,000), for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $700). License Number: 32055289