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Featuring this month - Curly Flat Wines
Situated in the cool climate of Victoria’s Macedon Ranges Curly Flat has long been regarded as one of Australia’s finest producers of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and indeed one of the “superstars” of this region. Their success is all due to Phillip and Jeni Moraghan’s fanatical attention in the vineyard. Biodynamic practices and 100% estate grown fruit.
Winemaker Phillip Moraghan believes this is the best Curly Flat pinot to date - 2010 was a dream season! ” I place it in the very top ranks of Australian pinot noir.” Chris Shanahan. 95 points James Halliday “..offers a mix of spicy/savoury and French oak nuances running through the plum and red cherry fruit of the bouquet; the palate is perfectly balanced.”
Generous and complex Chardonnay from a superb season. Praise galore .. 94 points James Halliday “..bouquet offers a ripe array of nectarine, grapefruit, lemon blossom and struck quartz; the palate reveals a healthy touch of toasty oak that is in balance with the generous fruit and nervy spine of acidity; the length and complexity is both commendable and harmonious.” 95 points Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front “A top-notch wine with complexity in spades.”
Other Favourites this month...
The Balthazar family domaine was established in 1931 by Franck’s grandfather, Casimir Balthazar and today the domaine consists of 3.5 hectares, 2 from the hallowed Chaillot. The combination of old vines, miniscule yields (averaging only 750 doz a year!) and traditional vineyard and cellar practices make these wines a beacon for lovers of traditional Cornas that is unmistakable as the finest expression of Syrah from granitic based soils in all the world. This is declassified Cornas. Spicy herbal whole bunch notes drive the nose. Sweet ripe supple fruit starts the palate with the fruit flavours becoming super juicy, amplified further by the herbal whole bunch note. Tannins are moderate. A great textural style. Super value CDR. VERY LIMITED! BE QUICK!
Four generations of Vietti family have been producing wine near a small village in the heart of the Langhe region of Piedmont. 100% Barbera from a vintage heralded as the vintage of a generation! This is an absolutely stunning medium to full bodied barbera: gorgeous aromatics, depth of fruit balance, vibrancy, complexity. Do not miss out on this !
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