The Sum Riesling 2017

Castelli The Sum Riesling 2017

Great Southern, Western Australia   |    750ml   |    12%

Castelli Estate has quickly become one of our favourite wineries, and has now established itself as a genuine star of Western Australian Wines. Castelli's 'The Sum' range offers some of the best value drinking wine around and this 2017 The Sum Riesling is a standout.

Made from grapes grown in the renowned Riesling region of Mt Barker and Frankland River, the 2017 Castelli The Sum Riesling is an approachable, vibrant example offering an abundance of lime and grapefruit flavours with impressive intensity and a clean, dry finish. At this sensational price, you'd be hard pressed to find a better value Riesling anywhere in Australia.

"95 Points. Has a little more colour than some, but no cause for concern. This is a high quality riesling, with a floral/blossom bouquet, and a collage of lime and lemon fruit on the palate. The X-factor derives from its tactile qualities that come through clearly on the back-palate and lingering aftertaste, the intensity of the flavours running all the way through to the finish. Drink by: 2030 Date tasted: 11/Sep/2017 Price: $19.00 Alcohol: 12.1%" - James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.

Availability: In stock

$16.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
In 2004, the Castelli’s dream of a family-owned winery became a reality when, upon the slopes of Mt Shadforth, the Castelli Estate property was purchased - A 120 acre farm which overlooks Wilson’s Inlet, Mt. Lindesay and the lush countryside around Denmark.

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.
6
Western Australia
Great Southern
750
12
Vintage Notes: 2017 was slow to get out of the blocks with a cool, overcast spring slowing grape ripening which helped develop amazing fruit flavours and zingy natural acids. Constant rainy periods kept everyone on high alert for fungal diseases and picking was dictated by our keen weather eye. Crop levels were up after perfect flowering conditions, but some fruit thinning was needed to maintain intense and high quality fruit. Like 2016, the Riesling and Chardonnay were both outstanding and the Frankland River reds enormous and juicy.

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.

Alc: 12.1%

PH: 3.13

T/A: 7.9 g/L

Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/L

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