Castle Rock Estate Chardonnay 2015 (12 x 750ml), Great Southern, WA.

$18.99 per Bottle
$227.88 per case

A wonderful fresh and lively cool climate chardonnay, 100% fermented in two 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.

Region:
WA - Other Western Australian
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw in colour.

Aroma

This wine shows great balance between complex barrel ferment characters, and fresh cool climate chardonnay notes of nectarine and citrus. There are hints of honey comb and gunflint characters adding to the complexity of the bouquet.

Palate

Nectarine and white peach fruit give the wine a lovely rich and generous front palate. The mid pallet shows a great mouth-coating texture and complexity from being fermented in two year old barrels. The wine displays great structure and balance due to refreshing and harmonious acidity. This acidity also gives a beautiful crisp, clean and lingering finish.

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.

Food Matching

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

Winery Profile

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Rob Diletti is a quiet achiever who crafts very fine wines for Castle Rock Estate and other products. The hallmark of his style is a light touch and purity of fruit, resulting in wines that taste effortless and genuine. - Huon Hooke

The wines from Castle Rock Estate were made under contract at Alkoomi winery from 1986 to 2000. The next phase of growth was to make our wines on site at Castle Rock Estate. After the 2000 vintage we decided to bite the bullet and proceed with plans to build a 200 tonne winery on the estate. Despite having nearly twelve months, it was only just completed on time, the first tanks arriving only four days before the first grapes arrived.

Planned by Robert and Angelo the winery building makes use of the natural slope of the land and is built on two levels. The grapes are crushed and fermented on the upper level, then gravity fed into the press below, thus doing away with the need to pump the must. This is very important for Riesling as it reduces skin and seeds which give the juice hard phenolics.

The upper level houses four six tonne red fermenters. When the reds have finished fermenting, the press can be positioned below and filled simply by opening the door! The winery is a blend of age old, proven techniques and some equipment which is state of the art. The press, de-stemmer/crusher and refrigeration system were bought brand new so we are sure of their ability performance and reliability. The use of gravity ensure we are not over reliant on machines and we believe we have the right balance to maximise quality.

The wine is bottled on site by a portable bottling line which is set up on the back of a semi-trailer. This is an ideal arrangement as we aren't sending the wine away in a bulk tanker and we don't need to outlay huge capital for a bottling line. Bottling on site means we can be sure that the quality and freshness of the wine is maintained.

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Other Information

  • 2015 vintage
  • 12 x 750mL Bottles
  • WA - Other Western Australian, Western Australia
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