2011 ‘The Curly’ Pinot Noir – Chene De Beaux Monts Barrels

For the 2011 vintage we we’re given a special opportunity to acquire barrels all sourced from one 400 year old French oak tree from the forests of Northern France.  Sadly, the tree had to be felled for structural reasons after some particularly bad weather, so at least it was being put to good use. Needless to … Continue reading 2011 ‘The Curly’ Pinot Noir – Chene De Beaux Monts Barrels

On the run again!

Click above to see a video of the bottling of our 2011 Curly Flat Chardonnay. On the bottling run that is!  Last week we bottled our 2011 Curly Flat Chardonnay, a vintage that has not only produced some exciting wines, but also provided for our greatest challenge “yet” viticulturally speaking.  On this we are far from … Continue reading On the run again!

Curly Flat and Williams Crossing…how do we decide?

Last week we reviewed each and every barrel (as we do every year) from the 2011 vintage to determine the split between our two labels.  Before we explain our barrel classification process, first a little about the two labels. Curly Flat and Williams Crossing have always represented exceptional value in terms of purity in both … Continue reading Curly Flat and Williams Crossing…how do we decide?