2023 Castle Rock Estate Grüner Veltliner


The signature white grape variety of Austria, Grüner Veltliner is well suited to our premium cool climate viticulture and winemaking at Castle Rock Estate. 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.

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Tasting Notes

Colour: Pale lemon in colour.

Bouquet: Guava leaps from the glass, clean and refreshing.

Palate: The palate is bright, delicate and fresh. The guava carries through, backed by feijoa and subtle spice. There's a hint of richness from lees contact, adding a savoury element to the wine as seen in previous vintages. Lingering 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.

“(Judges) Hulme, Campbell and Dowling all had this in their top-six wines. “Aromatic and savoury with citrus and peach fruit supporting a deeply spicy profile of white pepper, turmeric and coriander powder,” wrote Hulme. “There is a touch of pickle brine volatility here too, but the palate finishes fresh and pure.” “This wine is fine-boned and gripped with pheonic crunch,” said Campbell. “Its nose is overt and floral: jasmine, apple blossom, vanilla hints and cut thyme. The mouthfeel is medium weight with cut pear, rocket, green apple and nectarine. Some subtle lees and cheesy notes make you want for more. Looking a little oily in that viognier spectrum, but still with that Grüner spark! Turn your phone off, pass me a chicken and egg donburi from the local Japanese with some Netflix and chill, please. ON the richer end of the spectrum, there’s something for everyone here!” While Dowling noted: “Minerals and nougat on the palate, alongside some intense citrus fruit notes and crunchy bright acidity. This has poise and energy to burn, and a lingering ‘more please’ finish. If you like the whites of Burgundy or Chablis, this is a wine to seek out!” Young Gun of Wine, Australia’s Best Gruner Veltliner

Harvest Date: 22 March 2023
Bottling Date: 15 August 2023
Alc: 11.5%
pH: 3.39
T.A.: 6.1 g/L
R.S.: 0.1 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.

2023 Castle Rock Estate Grüner Veltliner

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
2023 Castle Rock Estate Grüner Veltliner