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
Since our last post, the first blushes of veraison have now begun to cast its hue upon select areas of our vineyard. Currently, and for the last several weeks, our vineyard team have been fruit thinning. The warm dry conditions over November-December were favourable for flowering and so led to a high rate of pollination, giving our … Continue reading Steady as she grows…
Although we now enter the new year (and best wishes to all our readers), for the vines they are already half way through theirs. We refer here of course to the year from the vines perspective, which really runs from winter to winter. Below is a basic chart that shows the year according to our vines, … Continue reading All systems ‘grow’ as vintage 2013 moves along…
Last Wednesday (28/11) at Curly Flat, some of the finest wine minds in Australia, joined us for a vertical tasting of all 15 vintages of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, spanning from our flagship 1998 vintage up to barrel samples of our still maturing 2012 vintage. The wines produced so far reflect the great promise of our site, but … Continue reading 15 Year Vertical Tasting at Curly Flat
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!