Castle Rock Diletti Pinot Noir 2022


Next step up the Castle Rock Pinot ranks, this wine is from hand-harvested fruit. Whole bunch fermenters were used (73% of the final wine is from whole bunches), carbonic maceration and cold soaking before ten months in barrels, 18% of which were new. A pale crimson hue here, this wine is immediately more complex and the whole bunch contribution more evident. Notes of truffles, warm earth, brambles, undergrowth, cherries, raspberries, spices and bay leaves. Good complexity here too with very good length with intensity that lingers. Hard not to love that sleek and seductive palate that is finely balanced and will provide pleasure over the next eight years.