Castelli Riesling 2022


A very fine Riesling from the Mt Barker sub-region of the Great Southern. The technique employed here involves some pre-pressing cold maceration, in order to maximise texture with only free run juice used. 2022 was a late vintage in this region, but a very fine one, exhibiting purity and varietal expression. Pale yellow in colour, we have lemon notes, spices, minerals, citrus and most notably grapefruit, florals and the merest hint (and you really do have to look hard for it) of freshly turned warm earth – curious in a Riesling but it sits comfortably here. A mid length wine with plenty of grip and tight, fresh acidity. Drink now and any time over the next seven years.