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2016 Castelli Empirica Funk L'Orange 375ml

Great Southern, WA

Fun, funky and delicious little orange wine from the West!

$19.00

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About

About The Wine

Here's something you don't see every day, the classic wines of Castelli in Great Southern go full funk!

This is Chardonnay fermented on Gewürztraminer skins, bottled unfined and unfiltered. 

It's cloudy and funky and bloody delicious to drink. Such fun to see wines like this from Mike Garland. The man can make wine, that's for sure.

About Castelli

Castelli Wines is one of the true juggernauts of the Great Southern wine region.

With vineyards scattered across the entire sprawling region, Castelli have been a force for quality and value for more than a decade.

Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Funk is a pale orange with golden highlights. The wine was not filtered so has a fine and fluffy sediment. We recommend inverting the bottle to mix and thus allowing the sediment to contribute to the texture and experience of the wine. First sniff reveals roses and lychee with a backdrop of baked lemon tart. Texture was our aim and texture is the game as the wine swirls over the tongue and down to where it can do more good; the reward is rose water and fine green-tea-like tannins. This wine can be enjoyed with a wide range of foods – from rich crustaceans in cream to clean and crisp Vietnamese." - Mike Garland, winemaker

Additional Info

From The Producer

After first pressing the Gewurztraminer grapes for its aromatic juice, the skins were then reused and fermented with sparkling Chardonnay juice. The fermenting of white grape skins in white wine has ancient origins before people discovered ways to separate the clear juice thousands of years ago. The ferment started naturally and was treated like a red wine with gentle hand plunging 3 times a day in a small fermenter. The funk moved along at cellar temperature and was finished in a week or so. The wine sat on skins to continue to extract tannins and Gewurztraminer rose garden character. Pressing was a gentle affair with excess wines squeezed out using our hands.

Blend : Chardonnay on Gewürztraminer skins
Closure : Crown
Bottle Size : 375ml

Shipping

Shipping & Delivery

We ship primarily with Australia Post. Their fast, easy and reliable delivery is completely FREE for any orders of $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like.

The vast majority of orders are dispatched from our Sydney warehouse on the same or next business day. Estimated delivery time frames can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door.

Customer pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 8am-6pm Monday to Friday, except on Wednesdays when we are open until 7:30pm. A useful map on how to find us can be viewed here.

Lastly, orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape. Moreover, our heat policy can be view here.

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