The property was acquired with a semi-complete winery which, with the family’s extensive construction and engineering experience, was later completed in 2006. With a strong commitment to quality, the next twelve months were spent putting together a highly talented winemaking team. The Castelli family enticed winemakers Mike Garland and Andrew Hoadley to come on board in what were the beginnings of one of today’s most promising Western Australian boutique wine brands.
Through our dedicated winemaking team’s extensive experience, the sourcing of the state’s best fruit and the family’s passion and commitment to quality, Castelli Estate’s wines hold the promise of something special.
With our name on every bottle, we are proud to bring you what is synonymous with the Castelli name: a passion for wines that are made with a relentless commitment to quality.
Winemaking: Fruit was harvested in the cool of the night to prevent oxidation and retain flavour. Some post crushing, cold maceration skin contact was employed to increase flavour extraction. Only the free run fraction (530L/T) was used and fermented at 12-14 degrees C using a variety of yeasts to enhance the varietal expression.
Tasting Note: In the glass the colour hints at golden straw. The aromatics of this wine reflect the blending of the two great Riesling areas: Mt Barker gives rose petals and jasmine overlying crushed limes, whilst Frankland River contributes exciting grapefruit zest with hints of spice. These flavours carry onto the palate with the lime and grapefruit dancing across slatey natural acid to a satisfyingly dry finish. As with most Great Southern Rieslings this wine is very attractive and approachable in its youth, however for those with patience will be rewarded from 6-8 years careful cellaring.
T/A: 7.9 g/L
Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/L