Castle Rock A&W Pinot Noir 2023


This is the Castle Rock prestige Pinot, named in honour of Rob Diletti’s parents, Angelo and Wendy, who planted Pinot at Porongurup back in 1986. These vines provide the fruit for this wine. The wine matures in French oak for ten months, 18% of which is new, incorporating 27% whole bunches. A selection is then made of the very best to create this wine. A stunning garnet colour and even at this early stage, there is good complexity here. A wine of impressive length, through to silky tannins, and fine balance. The nose exhibits red fruits, plums, beefstock notes, cherries and a hint of aniseed. Lovely spicy notes with a flick of well-integrated oak and the hint of a chalky backing. It will provide immense pleasure over the next six to ten years and will improve even further over that period.