In addition to the estate-grown grapes, Curlewis purchases Pinot Noir grapes from several other growers in the Geelong region, on both the Bellarine Peninsula and the Bannockburn region. The different microclimates of these two sub-regions allow for different flavour characteristics, which when combined add to the complexity of the Bellarine Selection or “Bel Sel” wines and incorporate the flavour characteristics of the Curlewis range, but with less oak treatment.
- VIC - Geelong
Mid-garnet; a fragrant and savoury bouquet, showing fresh leather, sage and plum on the bouquet; light-bodied with fine acidity a feature on the palate, plus silky tannins and a touch of the forest floor lingering on the finish.
Rating 90 - Drink by 2017 - Ben Edwards, James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
A complex array of savoury, forestry aromas and flavours. Spicy notes and red fruits on the nose. A silky mid-palate. Savoury, good length and finish.
Will age gracefully for at least eight years under ideal storage conditions.