2017 Castelli Riesling

Great Southern, WA

2016 Castelli Estate Riesling


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Categories: Castelli, WA
A quite beautiful example of Great Southern riesling, radiating purity and harmony between its fruit and acidity, both running long and clear. It will live for decades.

James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

About the Wine

Great Southern Riesling is some of the finest in the country, and bang for buck this is right up there with the best of them.

To get the best of all this diverse region has to offer, Castelli Estate winemaker Mike Garland sources three different vineyards to make a wine that truly represents the region.

This is a cracking Riesling, recognised with a huge 97 point review from James Halliday. A wine of fierce acidity, form and line. If you like it young, crisp and refreshing, this is your guy, but if you are happy to wait, there's a big future ahead of this wine and it will definitely reward the patient.


Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"Night-harvested, some cold maceration pre-pressing, only the free-run juice cool-fermented with cultured yeast. A quite beautiful example of Great Southern riesling, radiating purity and harmony between its fruit and acidity, both running long and clear. It will live for decades." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From the Producer


The 2015 vintage was slightly earlier than normal for the white varieties. Crop loads were low with some inclement weather at flowering, which allowed the canopies to cope easily with the fruit load and produce intense flavour profiles. The small crop load combined with fine weather and the lack of extreme conditions in December/January promoted early flavour and sugar development. With high temperatures in early March careful attention to selection non-exposed fruit was critical to reduce phenolic extraction.


The fruit was harvested in the cool of night to preserve fruit intensity and minimal delay in processing time. Some pre-pressing cold maceration occurred to maximise mid palate texture. Early separation of free run and pressings (~470L/T) allowed for the delicacy of the variety to be preserved and minimise phenolics. Only free run juice was used for this wine. Fermentation was carried out under temperature controlled conditions (12-14°C) using R-HST yeast to dryness.

Tasting Note

This wine is the essence of what the Great Southern has to offer for Riesling. Sourced from three outstanding vineyards that each play a role in bringing different aspects to the overall wine. The lifted floral and rose petal aromas are perfectly balanced on a central citrus/lime core with talcy acidity and textural mid-palate weight. There are some very attractive nuances of musk lollies and crushed wildflowers. Typical of Great Southern Rieslings, the wine is very attractive in its youth but the biggest smiles will be with those who have the patience to cellar for 8-10 years.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 12%
Closure : Screwcap
Drink Until : 2037
Bottle Size : 750ml

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