2022 Castle Rock Estate Chardonnay


A wonderful lively cool climate chardonnay. Fermented in two and three-year-old barrels, the wine has complex mealy characters and texture complementing the nectarine and citrus fruits.

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Tasting Notes

A wonderful fresh and 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.

Colour: Pale straw coloured.

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.

Cellaring potential: Although designed to be enjoy young while it is fresh and vibrant, this wine will develop complexity while retaining freshness 5+ years.

GOLD Medal, 95 Points, Wine Show of WA 2020
GOLD Medal, Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2020

Harvest Date: 14 March 2022
Bottling Date: 15 August 2022
Alc: 12%
pH: 3.25
T.A.: 6.2 g/L
Residual sugar: 0.0 g/L
Vegan friendly
Minimal sulphites used

Here’s a few older vintage tasting notes for those that have some of our wines in their cellars. These notes were written upon release of each of these wines.

2022 Castle Rock Estate Chardonnay

2021 Castle Rock Estate Chardonnay

2020 Castle Rock Estate Chardonnay

2018 Castle Rock Estate Chardonnay

2017 Castle Rock Estate Chardonnay

2016 Castle Rock Estate Chardonnay