Curly Flat White Pinot Macedon Ranges 2018

Described as a “white pinot”, I had assumed the wine inside would be a pinot blanc.  In fact, putting to one side the clonal aspect*, it is a pinot noir that has spent a short time on skins, in a rosé style, and a good one at that.  In the glass, the wine is a pale salmon in colour, with aromas of strawberries.  The palate is dry with a fullish body, fresh acidity and a stoney, mineral substructure and gentle, savoury strawberry fruit.  Good length on the finish confirms this as a good wine, that is ready to drink now.  Rating: Good. Abv: 13.1%. Price: $26. Website: www.curlyflat.com. Source: Sample.

* Pinot blanc is a mutation of pinot gris, itself a mutation of pinot noir.

Published by Sean Mitchell

Grapeobserver.com is an independent wine journal. Written since 2009, it is authored by Sean Mitchell Dip WSET. On matters of wine, Sean is a current Master of Wine student, a Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) diploma holder, a certified WSET educator, a past WSET scholarship winner and has written for various other wine related publications.

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