Winery in focus – Curly Flat

Winery in focus – Curly Flat

Curly Flat was established in 1989 by Phillip Moraghan and Jenifer Kolkka. Together they built up an enviable estate up until 2017 when winemaker Philip left for pastures new and Jeni became the sole owner. She wisely employed winemaker Matt Harrop, who had built a...

Curly Flat Pinot Noir 2019, Macedon Ranges, Vic

Curly Flat Pinot Noir 2019, Macedon Ranges, Vic

A brooding Pinot Noir in the Curly Flat classic style. Not your normal bright red fruit here but darker redcurrant. plum and cedar oak with a touch of salami, cured meats. Redcurrant and plum flavours continue onto the palate which is firm, dry, round and textured....

Curly Flat Chardonnay 2020, Macedon Ranges, Vic

Curly Flat Chardonnay 2020, Macedon Ranges, Vic

This is from the tiny crop of 2020 that was affected by a cool spring, poor flowering and even frost. Completely different than the 2019. A hint reductive which I like. Then the white peach, lemon citrus notes kick in. Toasty oak palate but very tight. High acidity,...

Curly Flat Chardonnay 2019, Macedon Ranges, Vic

Curly Flat Chardonnay 2019, Macedon Ranges, Vic

Nose display strong peach, toasty oak and citrus blossom. It's a joy to watch this wine travel across your palate. Moves from a creamy full bodied wine, but then some surprisingly zesty acidity enters to balance it. The long stone fruit and oak finish leaves you with...

Curly Flat Pinot Gris 2020, Macedon Ranges, Vic

Curly Flat Pinot Gris 2020, Macedon Ranges, Vic

80% whole bunch pressed with 20% whole bunch fermented given 3 weeks of skin contact. The wine then goes into seven months on lees in old French oak puncheons. Inviting pale salmon pink. Lovely aromas of blood orange, flowers and a hint of red fruits from the press...

Curly Flat Chardonnay 2018, Macedon Ranges, Vic

Curly Flat Chardonnay 2018, Macedon Ranges, Vic

Complex wine with citrus, a hint of struck match, new oak, buttery as well as yeast lees notes. Dry with lovely crisp acidity to balance the creamy butterscotch and cashew oak flavours. Long finish. Well structured wine with an elegant poise.

Curly Flat Pinot Noir 2018, Macedon Ranges, Victoria

Curly Flat Pinot Noir 2018, Macedon Ranges, Victoria

Inviting deep red fruits with redcurrant and cranberry at the top of the list. Supported by spicy cedar oak, cinnamon and potpourri notes. The palate is firm, flavorsome with textured 'sticky' tannins. All are supported by well balanced acidity. Long black cherry...

Varietal Review 2021- Chardonnay

Varietal Review 2021- Chardonnay

In preparation for the 7th edition I've completed a review of chardonnay. This versatile grape variety allows the winemaker to demonstrate all the tricks of the trade, and whilst fads and fashions come and go, chardonnay remains ever-popular. Key Facts AKA also known...