Castle Rock Estate Diletti Chardonnay 2016


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

95 points - James Halliday
Jeremy Oliver Good Wine Guide, Best Buys in 2019 'The Affordable Classics'
Silver - Wine Show of Western Australia 2018


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.

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

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