2016 Curly Flat Chardonnay

Macedon Ranges, VIC

Voluptuous Chardonnay from one of the most iconic producers in the Macedon Ranges.



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About The Wine

The Curly Flat Chardonnay is a staple for those who want premium Chardonnay with a more 'classic' Australian styling.

It's not shy or reserved, it's a full-bodied Chardonnay proudly on display.

The wine spends 18 months in French oak on lees, building layers of creamy, toasty complexity through the pristine Chardonnay fruit grown on the Curly Flat vineyard.

It's a Chardonnay that drinks beautifully from day one but can develop well for up to a decade in the cellar.

If you're looking for Chardonnay with some style and curves, Curly Flat will be right up up your alley.

About Curly Flat

Curly Flat is one of the most iconic producers in the Macedon Ranges.

Established in 1991 by Phillip Moraghan & Jeni Kolkka, the vineyard was planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. Over their prestigious history, the name Curly Flat has become synonymous with quality.

These wines have become cornerstones of many Australian cellars. The Pinot Noir is polished and powerful, the Chardonnay curvaceous and decadent.

It's an old school but good school operation. With winemaker Matt Harrop now at the winemaking helm, Curly Flat is entering an exciting new phase in its history.

Curly Flat vineyard
Curly Flat vineyard
Macedon Ranges, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Drinking very well now, rewards await cellaring over the next 5 to 10 years.



100% French Oak, 18 months rested on fine lees.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.6%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Weekend Australian

"Bright straw-green; a rich and complex wine with good balance between the fruit, oak (62% new and 1yo) and acidity (7.2g/l). The quality of the fruit in barrels selected for this wine (compared to those relegated to Williams Crossing) is clear. The warm vintage hasn't impacted on the high elevation Macedon region." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

The Wine Front

"What a staple of the Australian fine wine scene these chardonnays are. This wine is good – strong in chardonnay DNA, sensitively matured in oak, given some chalkiness from texture of grape. It’s refreshing in its fruit flavour yet layers in complexity of winemaking. It drives with vitality yet shows concentration and verity of fruit flavour. It feels composed, precise, long. It’s a class act." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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