Castle Rock Estate Pinot Noir 2010 (12 x 750mL), Great Southern, WA.

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Overview

The front palate has great generosity of strawberry fruit characters. There is a silky texture and wonderful balance running through the mid palate, with the quality French oak adding subtle charry characters. The fine grained tannins and balanced acidity give a long, lingering finish. The light gaminess adds complexity, which will continue to develop with age.

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

Expert Reviews

Light, bright crimson; confit plum aromas lead into a palate with abundant varietal fruit in a blood plum spectrum; a thoroughly impressive and beautifully made pinot in similar style to the excellent '09; the tannins do need to soften. Rating 95 - Drink by 2017 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEP/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Vibrant red colour.

Aroma

The aromas from this wine show true Pinot Noir character. Strawberry and cherry fruits are backed by a complex creamy gaminess and light forest floor notes. There are also hints of spice and stalky characters, all combining to give the wonderful complex nose you would expect from good Pinot Noir.

Palate

The front palate shows the cherry and strawberry fruit characters.. There is a silky texture and wonderful balance running through the mid palate, with the quality French oak adding subtle charry characters. The tannins are some firm yet balanced, combining with a tight acid structure to give a long, lingering and powerful finish. The light gaminess adds complexity, which will continue to develop with age.

Food Matching

Try with lamb, chicken and mild Asian dishes.

Cellaring

Will continue to improve and develop complexity with age; cellar for 6 to 8 years.

Vintage
2010
Region
WA - Other Western Australian
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

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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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