2023 Castle Rock Estate ‘A&W’ Riesling 6 Pack (pre-release)

$270.00

This wine, named in honour of our founders, highlight the greatness of Riesling from the vineyard. It is complex with savouriness complementing the pure Riesling characters.

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Tasting Notes

Named in honour of Angelo and Wendy, who founded Castle Rock Estate by planting the first Riesling vines in 1983. Careful fruit selection creates a Riesling of finesse and purity, that expresses the greatness of our site. All estate fruit. Sourced from the best performing Riesling blocks. Hand harvested fruit from best rows. Fruit selection, chilled overnight, whole bunch pressed to 450 L/T. Light solids included in ferment. Cool ferment in stainless steel tank with inoculated yeast. Left on lees for 4 months post-ferment.

Colour: Bright, pale Lemon in colour.

Bouquet: A delicate yet fragrant nose, white florals crushed curry leaf and hints of flint.

Palate: There’s weight to the palate, with a super fine, delicate acid structure expected of our A&W Riesling. Lees contact has added a more-ish textural element. A seamless mouthfeel, with a long and lingering finish.

Food Accompaniment: Ideal aperitif wine, will also accompany fish, delicate crustacean and mild Asian dishes.

Cellaring Potential: Excellent ageing potential. It will continue to improve through its first year and then plateau, should drink well for at least 20 years.

93 Points “Salty-sour margarita hit! It’s powerful in flavour with a chew, salt, limes and briny lemons. There’s not much for the floral or fruity element in this wine, which doesn’t worry me and it’s not a bad thing. It’s much more about the pure salty oyster shell and lemon juice, pith and acidic tension. It feels crisp and refreshing and in this sense quite delicious.” The Winefront, Kasia Sobiesiak

Harvest Date: 5 April 2023
Bottling Date: 15 August 2023
Alc:: 12.0%
pH: 2.99
T.A.: 9.4g/L
Residual sugar:0.1g/L
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 ‘A&W’ Riesling

2021 Castle Rock Estate ‘A&W’ Riesling
95 Points “The pinnacle of rieslings made at Castle Rock, and a scintillatingly true, pristine expression of Porongurup. Green apples, white spring florals (jasmine, stephanotis, honeysuckle), crushed chalk and hints of juniper. Fine saline acidity is the thread that pulls it all together. It is delicate, but it is so long; the flavour enduring, dragging out the finish. You must be prepared for a quiet wine here, however once you are attuned to the tone it is possible to hear the reverberations long after the wine is gone.” Wine Companion 2023, Erin Larkin

2020 Castle Rock Estate ‘A&W’ Riesling
97 Points, Wine Companion

2018 Castle Rock Estate ‘A&W’ Riesling
96 Points, Wine Companion

2017 Castle Rock Estate ‘A&W’ Riesling
92 Points, The Real Review, Toni Paterson MW

2016 Castle Rock Estate ‘A&W’ Riesling
97 Points, Wine Companion

2015 Castle Rock Estate ‘A&W’ Riesling
94 Points, The Real Review, Huon Hooke

2013 Castle Rock Estate ‘A&W’ Riesling
94 Points, The Real Review, Huon Hooke

2012 Castle Rock Estate ‘A&W’ Riesling
93 Points, The Real Review, Huon Hooke

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