Castle Rock Estate Diletti Chardonnay 2016

$25.00

Recommended Retail Price - $30

A cool climate and complex Chardonnay, which has been barrel fermented in French oak, 28% of which was new. Complexity was enhanced by natural ferment, some juice solids during fermentation and leaving the wine on yeast lees in barrel for 10 months

AWARDS
95 points - James Halliday
Silver - Wine Show of Western Australia 2018

ASSESSMENT

Colour: Straw coloured.

Bouquet: An extremely complex and layered chardonnay, exhibiting cool climate fruit characters of citrus, and nectarine. The French oak is harmoniously integrated into the mealy and struck match complex characters.

Palate: This wine is fresh and vibrant with great complexity and richness. The citrus and nectarine fruits flow into textured and layered mid palate, of crème brulee and mealy notes. The French oak is subtle in the background; the palate is held beautifully together and structured by seamless natural acidity. The complex flavours linger thanks to a long, fine, citrus finish.

FOOD ACCOMPANIMENT
Enjoy with a wide range of pasta and white meat dishes.

CELLARING POTENTIAL
Will continue to improve and develop complexity with age; cellar for 5 to 8 years.

Harvest Date: 23rd Feb 2016
Bottling Date: 6th February 2017
Alc: 12.5%
pH: 3.35
T.A.: 6.6g/L
Residual sugar: 0g/L