Curly Flat, Chardonnay 2018

£44.00 (75cl)

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Tasting note

A floral and savoury nose rich with white stone fruits mesh with complex struck match & wheat notes. Layers of lemon-lime citrus zest and fresh cut green apple add charm to the subtly savoury frame of white truffle and bakers spice. Intense white peach drives the front palate before being drawn taut via crisp citrus energy that merges with savoury wheatmeal notes and fine chalky structure that culminates with lingering minerality.

About the producer

Located just an hour from Melbourne, Jenifer Kolkka and Phillip Moraghan established Curly Flat in 1989 with a clear focus on vinifying world-class cool-climate Pinot Noir & Chardonnay in a modern, Burgundian vein. Now, their winemaking team headed up by Matt Harrop oversees 13.3 hectares of Pinot Noir and Chardonay of multiple clones and they are widely recognised as one of Australia’s best producers of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Since the new on-site winery was constructed in 2002 with an underground barrel hall, this has enabled low ambient temperatures and gentle fruit processing in order to fully express the vineyard terroir. Ferments with natural yeast are separated by clone and vineyard block, and whole bunch pressing and barrel fermentation is practiced for the Chardonnay. Pinot Noir processing is focused on small separate lots with a percentage of whole clusters, whilst judicious oak use involves a range of toasts and barrels sourced from several French coopers.