Located on the Bellarine Peninsula, Curlewis enjoys a cool maritime climate. The main vineyard of MV6 Pinot Noir was planted in 1985 in 1m of black cracking clay laying over 30m of limestone-marl which gives richness, depth of colour and minerality. A further 3 acres of Pommard was planted in 2005 and first introduced in the 2012 vintage to provide further complexity and tannin structure to the Pinots. The vines rarely produce more than 1.5 tons per acre. The result is premium fruit which produces complex, well balanced, and sophisticated wines. The wines are hand-made and low intervention utilising French styles from Burgundy and Rhône, but benefitting from a more consistent climate and some new techniques to create greater concentration and flavour ripeness yet still with the length of palate that goes with ultra-premium wines the world over. The full bag of pinot noir wine-making tricks are used: wild yeast, hot-fermentation, post-ferment maceration, prolonged lees contact and bottling the wine neither fined nor filtered.
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