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A funny thing happened… (Macedon Ranges, Victoria – 20/08/2013)

It’s been a while since I’ve written one of these posts, so you’ll forgive me for being a bit rusty. For various reasons the last time I got out of Melbourne was way back at the beginning of May. It certainly was lovely to get back to regional Victoria, particularly to do what I actually started this blog for; visit wineries. Thankfully there are no shortage of wine regions within an hour of the city, and Macedon was at the top of my list. As the coolest region for viticulture (currently) in Australia, I was very interested to catch up with a number of producers to explore some elegant wines. I had only visited the Macedon Ranges once before, many years ago, and had visited Hanging Rock Winery.

Curly Flat Vineyard

Curly Flat Vineyard

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Curly Flat – 20/08/2013

Pinot Gris 2012
Quite intense and concentrated, slightly dusty musky fig guava. Layered texture and weight, but still bright fresh and spritzy, tight fresh fleshy citrus pith, round residual sugar.

Chardonnay 2010
Classic aromatics, rich developed but very elegant and restrained. Quite tight and lean on the palate, good acidity, minimal malo character, carries it well, excellent example.

Chardonnay 2011
A little fatter and fuller on the nose, more leesy, a little on the pineapple peach style. A little broader and creamier but style fine and long, a little closed for now.

Pinot Noir 2008
Tight lean slightly stalky, dark berries, precise fine focused. Fresh bright but tight lean and focused, some black olives.

Pinot Noir 2009
Slightly darker in colour. More brooding and open, but quite focused pomegranate, a little on the savoury side. Rich full sweeter tannins, generous chewy savoury tannins too, broader on the palate, intense and extracted but long too.

Pinot Noir 2010
Quite closed, very tight precise, small bunch red berry. Very delicate but intense fruit profile, precise crisp acids.  Wine of the tasting, exceptionally well handled and will hold together for a long time.

Curly Flat cellar door, only open on weekends

Curly Flat cellar door, only open on weekends

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