2023 Castle Rock Estate Pinot Noir

$44.00

Bright, deep ruby. The nose is classic to the Estate style with Blackcurrants and strawberries mingling with subtle game and char. Good concentration of flavour while remaining bright and refreshing with a lip-smacking quality. Black and red fruits abundant, balanced by savoury BBQ char. The super fine tannin structure interwoven by the bright acid sets the palate up for a long, fine finish.

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Tasting Notes

The wine that first highlighted the suitability of our site to produce premium cool climate Pinot Noir. Clonal and site selection matched with small batch winemaking produces the characteristic house-style of Pinot Noir that Castle Rock Estate is known for.

All estate fruit. Vine age 8-37 years. Hand and machine harvested. Blend of different treatments including: 7 day cold soak; whole bunch ferment; barrel fermentation. Filled to a mix of new and seasoned French barriques and puncheons, matured for 10 months on medium lees. 25% new oak, 15% whole bunch.

Bright, deep ruby. The nose is classic to the Estate style with Blackcurrants and strawberries mingling with subtle game and char. Good concentration of flavour while remaining bright and refreshing with a lip-smacking quality. Black and red fruits abundant, balanced by savoury BBQ char. The super fine tannin structure interwoven by the bright acid sets the palate up for a long, fine finish.

Food accompaniment:  Perfect with duck but also try with lamb, chicken and mild Asian dishes.

Cellaring Potential:  Will continue to improve and develop complexity with age; cellar for 10+ years.

94 Points “Opens with an exotic aroma of vibrant strawberry with slightly savoury nuances, it’s an engaging perfumed bouquet. The palate captures the season beautifully with a mix of sweet supple fruit with a dry savoury nuance supported by fine chalky tannins. It delivers a real burst of fruit intensity with the combination of 25% new oak and 16% whole bunch adding to its structure and mid-palate power.” Winepilot, Ray Jordan

Harvest Date: 17 March 2023
Bottling Date: 13 February 2024
Alc: 12.5%
pH: 3.58
T.A.: 6.5 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 Pinot Noir

2021 Castle Rock Estate Pinot Noir
98 Points, Shanteh Wale, Winepilot

2020 Castle Rock Estate Pinot Noir
97 Points, James Halliday, The Australian

2019 Castle Rock Estate Pinot Noir
95 Points, Wine Companion

2018 Castle Rock Estate Pinot Noir
95 Points, Wine Companion

2017 Castle Rock Estate Pinot Noir
96 Points, Wine Companion

2016 Castle Rock Estate Pinot Noir
95 Points, Wine Companion

2014 Castle Rock Estate Pinot Noir
96 Points, Wine Companion

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