Castle Rock Estate Chardonnay 2021
Castle Rock Estate Chardonnay 2021

Castle Rock Estate Chardonnay 2021

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A fresh, lively cool-climate chardonnay, some of which has been fermented in two and three-year-old barrels.

Case of Twelve Bottles

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Named after a prominent nearby landmark, Castle Rock Estate is nestled on the eastern slopes of the Porongurup mountains. The winery has been built in a way that makes use of the natural slope of the land with wine moved via gravity. Not only is this a more sustainable process, but gentler on the wine thus retaining quality. Castle Rock Estate is actively reducing their carbon footprint; their winery is solar powered, all wastewater is treated with a 100% solar powered pond aerator, they utilise only rain water and use no pesticides or insecticides. Winemaker Rob Diletti prefers to facilitate the natural balance of the vineyard; this allows for a healthy and strong microcosm.

Description

Tasting notes

A fresh, lively cool-climate chardonnay, some of which has been 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.

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.

Awards & accolades

GOLD Medal, 95 Points, Wine Show of WA 2020

GOLD Medal, Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2020

Product Specifications

Brand name: Castle Rock Estate
Region: Great Southern
Variety: Chardonnay
Winemaker: Rob Diletti
Current Vintage: 2021
Colour: Pale straw coloured
Alcohol volume: 11.5%
pH: 3.4
Total acidity: 5.8 g/l
Residual sugar: 0.08 g/l
Harvest date: 8th March 2021
Bottling date: 14th June 2021
Cellaring: Designed to be enjoyed young while it is fresh and vibrant, but this wine will develop complexity while retaining freshness for 5+ years.