Castelli Estate Chardonnay 2023 


Fruit from Albany, Denmark and Mount Barker, fermented in oak for eight months, one month in stainless steel with weekly lees stirring. Peaches, lemon balm and pineapple rings. Golden delicious apples, Gardenia blooms and honeycomb. Candied ginger and nutmeg. Gorgeously ripe but with savoury notes of puff pastry, anzac biscuits and charred sourdough. Acidity lingers around an almond buttercream mouthfeel. Buttered popcorn, vanilla and caramel finishes. This is steadfast in its weighty frame but with lovely lifts of florals and perfume. A lot of wine for your money here. Drink now and will cellar for 3-6 years. A good chicken pie and you are in comfort food heaven.