2022 Castle Rock Estate Grüner Veltliner


All estate fruit. Handpicked, whole bunch pressed, free run juice and medium pressings, light settling before being racked to barrel with some solids. Fermented and matured in older French Puncheons and Barriques, left on lees for 5 months with minimal stirring.

Tasting Notes

Colour: Bright, pale lemon.

Bouquet: Funk and flint up front on the nose from the barrel ferment, backed by pear and hints of lemon curd.

Palate: Palate shows great fruit weight and intensity, with bouquet characters carrying through. This is framed by barrel derived texture interwoven with natural acidity. The wine is fresh and slippery with a medium finish.

Food accompaniment: Traditionally pairs well with delicate meats, think roast pork or veal schnitzel. Alternatively, Fish and Chips on a warm sunny day.

Cellaring potential: Up to 10 years with careful cellaring.

91 Points “Lemon myrtle, lemon balm. Savoury, root-vegetable feel with green, bitter citrus. Parsnip, lemon blossom, jasmine. Massive crunch and spice of white radish. Very fresh, well-defined flavours, finishing cool with green grapefruit pith. Piquant texture. A very tasty Gruner.” Winefront, Kasia Sobiesiak

90 Points “A sidestep for the stalwart riesling producer, but still in the aromatic white mode. Scents of flinty and smoky/mineral characters, green apple and juniper. Flavours also lead with smoky/slate-like mineral things but with juicy, green apple and nashi pear notes woven through. Some distinct grüner personality here, and a charming drink is the message. A good alternative white from Great Southern.” Wine Companion, Mike Bennie

Harvest Date: 18 March 20221
Bottling Date: 15 August 2022
Alc: 12.3%
pH: 3.10
T.A.: 6.6 g/L

Here’s a the current vintage Tasting note, along with 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 Grüner Veltliner
91 Points, The Winefront
90 Points, Halliday Wine Companion 2024

2021 Castle Rock Estate Grüner Veltliner
92 Points, Halliday Wine Companion 2023

2022 Castle Rock Estate Grüner Veltliner
2022 Castle Rock Estate Grüner Veltliner