Castle Rock Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (12 x 750mL), Great Southern, WA.

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Overview

A very lifted and attractive nose of tropical fruits and gooseberries. There is a subtle hint of struck match and herbaceous characters, adding complexity and interest.

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

Expert Reviews

From low-yielding 16-year-old estate vines, cold fermented with some cloudy juice; mainly in the snow pea and grass end of the flavour spectrum, its strength is in the texture and structure running through the length of the palate and into the aftertaste. Rating 92 - Drink by 2014 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JUL/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw colour.

Aroma

A very lifted and attractive nose of tropical fruits and gooseberries. There is a subtle hint of struck match and herbaceous characters, adding complexity and interest.

Palate

Lively and generous front palate based on gooseberry fruit characters. There is a wonderful texture and mouth feel to the wine and a crisp acid back bone gives the wine great balance and structure. The finish is crisp, clean and long.

Food Matching

Ideal aperitif wine, will also accompany fish, chicken and some meat dishes.

Cellaring Potential

This wine made to enjoy now, while the fruit characters are lifted and vibrant. Yet, if it gets lost in your cellar, the quality of the fruit and the acid structure ensures that it will still be lively and drinking very will within eight to ten years.

Vintage
2012
Region
WA - Other Western Australian
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

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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