Castle Rock Estate Porongurup Riesling 2018

$23.00

Recommended Retail Price - $25

AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Trophy, Best Great Southern White, Wine Show of Western Australia 2018
Trophy, Best Riesling of the Show, Wine Show of Western Australia 2018
Gold Medal, Wine Show of Western Australia 2018
Gold Medal, Perth Royal Wine Show 2018
Silver - Hobart Royal Show 2018
96/100 Top 100 Wines of 2018, James Halliday. "This wine is right up there in the gods of Porongurup, long, intense and precise, the balance perfect. Mature vines and Rob Diletti’s skills are a potent combination."
94/100 The Weekend West, Ray Jordan Oct 2018

ASSESSMENT

Colour: A light and pale colour with green hues.

Bouquet: Intense lime juice backed by a delicate fragrance of orange blossom and lavender giving a bouquet that is zesty and fresh, yet also of great depth.

Palate: The feature of the palate is the tightly wound structure that is enveloped by beautiful rich lime juice fruit characters. This fruit richness provides the generosity and succulence that is so appealing as a young wine. The core of natural acidity creates that great structure, finesse and length for the wine. The balance between the fruit generosity and tight acid structure is the hallmark of Castle Rock Rieslings. Lively, crisp and with an attractive delicacy now, this wine will blossom with age for at least fifteen years.

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 15 years.

Harvest Date: 23rd March 2018
Bottling Date: 14th June 2018
Alc: 11.5%
pH: 2.95
T.A.: 7.9g/L
Residual sugar: 0.8g/L