Williams Crossing by Curly Flat Macedon Chardonnay 2011 $24 “Curly Flat makes some of Australia’s most exciting, complex chardonnays. The second label, Williams Crossing, comprises material declassified from the Curly Flat label. But even these “offcuts” have been completely barrel fermented and matured, with all the hands-on winemaking attention of its more expensive cellar mate. … Continue reading Chris Shanahan on our 2011 Williams Crossing releases…
We’ve had some good frosts this week at Curly Flat culminating in the hardest this morning where it got down to -5, poetically coinciding with the winter solstice. Here are some photos from around the vineyard this morning that highlight we’re one of the coolest viticultural regions in Australia. Continue reading Shortest day turns out to be the coldest! (so far)
Date: 1st July 2013 Location: 61 Flinders Lane Melbourne Vic 3000 Cost: $150.00 per person Seating is limited, early bookings are essential. Call for bookings on 03 8663 0500 or pay online. ____________________________________________________________ Appetizer / 1st Entree Caramelised Scallops, pumpkin fondant, porcini, capers, chicken jus 2010 & 2011 Curly Flat Chardonnay _____________________________________________________________ 2nd … Continue reading Curly Flat comes to Cecconi’s July 1st – Degustation Menu
Now that the dust from Vintage 2013 has settled, we can now look back. This harvest was the most contracted, in terms of the time taken between our first and last pick, since full production began in 2004. By full production we mean when each of our 7 blocks each began producing wine grapes simultaneously, which usually … Continue reading Vintage 2013 in barrel, Vintage 2014 is underway…
As they say, nothing good comes easy. With our 2011 vintage, that well worn adage transcended from philosophy to fact. Despite 2011 being our most challenging vintage to date, we have managed to grow and craft some of our finest wines to date. But that’s all fine for us to believe that, but … Continue reading 97 points for 2011 Curly Flat Chardonnay – Gourmet Wine Traveller, May 2013
As we welcome the return of Union Dining to Curly Flat, Chef Nicky Riemer with her flare for provincial European cuisine (along with her team) will provide a culinary backdrop to highlight the complexity and longevity of Curly Flat wines. With the lunch long sold out, please find below the menu which celebrates the perennial union … Continue reading Union Dining Comes to Curly Flat – Lunch Menu 5/5/13
Over the last month a lot has happened as events involving three separate vintages simultaneously converged in that time. Firstly we had our barrel declassification of the 2012 vintage where we decide which barrels are ready to bottle (for Williams Crossing) and which go on to become Curly Flat and remain in barrel for the next 9 months. Classically speaking, the … Continue reading Three years work in one month!
Back in November of last year, you may recall we posted about the 15 year vertical tasting of all vintages of Curly Flat Pinot Noir and Chardonnay dating back to our first vintage in 1998. If you wish to know more about that initial tasting, please click here. For the first vertical we were joined … Continue reading 15 Year Vertical Tasting – Part II