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.
Bouquet: Intense lime juice backed by a delicate fragrance of orange blossom and lavender giving a bouquet that is zesty and fresh, yet also of great depth.
Palate: The feature of the palate is the tightly wound structure that is enveloped by beautiful rich lime juice fruit characters. This fruit richness provides the generosity and succulence that is so appealing as a young wine. The core of natural acidity creates that great structure, finesse and length for the wine. The balance between the fruit generosity and tight acid structure is the hallmark of Castle Rock Rieslings. Lively, crisp and with an attractive delicacy now, this wine will blossom with age for at least fifteen years.
FOOD ACCOMPANIMENT: Ideal aperitif wine, will also accompany fish, delicate crustacean and mild Asian dishes.
CELLARING POTENTIAL: Excellent ageing potential. It will continue to improve through its first year and then plateau, should drink well for at least 15 years.
Harvest Date: 23rd March 2018
Bottling Date: 14th June 2018
Residual sugar: 0.8g/L