Castle Rock Estate Chardonnay

Castle Rock Chardonnay 2018

Great Southern, Western Australia   |    750ml   |    12%
Castle Rock is a star winery of Western Australia's Great Southern region; an area that continues to impress us with their cool-climate wines. Famed for their Riesling, Castle Rock's other wines are often overlooked.

This 2018 Castle Rock Chardonnay is distinctly cool-climate Chardonnay with excellent intensity of peach, citrus and nectarine flavours supported by lively acidity and quality, subtle oak. A superb value Chardonnay, this is a wine that is deserving of plenty more attention.

Availability: In stock

$19.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Named after a prominent nearby landmark, Castle Rock Estate is nestled on the eastern slopes of the Porongurup mountains. Angelo and Wendy Diletti first planted vineyards in 1983, releasing the first vintage riesling in 1986.

The vineyard is situated 40km north east of Albany and 30km south east of Mount Barker, on a cool and elevated northerly aspect. This results in well ripened cool climate varieties producing intensely flavoured wines.
6
Western Australia
Great Southern
750
12
A wonderful fresh and lively cool climate chardonnay, 100% fermented in two and three-year-old barrels. The resulting wine has some complex mealy characters and texture to complement the nectarine and citrus fruits, without any obvious oak characters

ASSESSMENT

Colour: Pale straw colour.

Bouquet: Lovely complex aromas comprising nectarine fruit characters and mealy barrel ferment notes fill the glass immediately. There is also grapefruit, honey comb and gunflint characters all combining

harmoniously to enhance the complex yet balanced bouquet.

Palate: Nectarine and grapefruit characters give the wine a lovely rich and generous front palate. The mid palate shows a great mouth-coating texture and complexity from being barrel fermented. The wine displays great structure and balance due to refreshing and harmonious acidity. This acidity also gives a beautiful crisp, clean and lingering finish.

FOOD ACCOMPANIMENT: This wine will match a wide range of dishes and meals. It is particularly suited to lunches and afternoons in the summer.

CELLARING POTENTIAL

Although designed to be enjoy young while it is fresh and vibrant, this wine will develop complexity while retaining freshness for at least 10 years. Harvest Date: - 3rd March 2018

Bottling Date: - 15th June 2018

Alc: - 12%

pH: - 3.35

T.A.: - 6.5 g/L

Residual sugar: - 1.0 g/L

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