Castelli Estate

Castelli Estate

The Castelli family’s winemaking philosophy is simple: source the best fruit from the southern regions of Western Australia and handcraft wines of individuality and character. The wines across the ranges are exceptional with fruit sourcing and winemaking coming together in perfect harmony.

OWNERS
Sam and Maria Castelli
WINEMAKERS
Michael Garland
ESTABLISHED
2007
VINEYARD LOCATION
Denmark
ANNUAL CRUSH
150 tonnes
VARIETIES
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Semillon, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache, Viognier, Tempranillo, Riesling, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer

CELLAR DOORS
390 Mount Shadforth Road, Denmark
OPEN
Monday – Sunday, 11am – 3pm
WINE PRICES
$20 – 75
PHONE
9848 3174
EMAIL
castelliestate@castelligroup.com.au
WEBSITE
www.castelliestate.com.au
DISTRIBUTION
Cellar Door, Retail, Wholesaler, Online

Castelli Riesling 2016 ($28)

This marvellous Riesling from the Great Southern has such a beautiful pristine purity about it. Clean and vibrant with a little lemon zip and dusty sherbet-like characters. Oh boy, if this doesn’t get you drinking Riesling, nothing will. It is a cracker.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 10 years

Castelli sauvignon blanc semillon 2016 ($24)

This vibrant young blend has received a small amount of partial barrel fermentation, but does it make a difference? You bet. Adds a deft touch of complexity to the palate and changes this from a standard drop to something a little more special. Still retains that essential youthful zest, however.
SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 3 years

Castelli chardonnay 2015 ($34)

This is sourced from vineyards in Pemberton, an area that is making some of the finest chardonnays in the state. Opens with a compelling mix of grapefruit and cereal with a trace of stone fruit and slight custard tart. The palate delivers with a long sustained run to the finish packed with roasted nuts, grapefruit and a crunchy lemony zest. Brilliantly focused and long.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 9 years

Castelli shiraz malbec 2014 ($24)

Super blend of shiraz and malbec, which might seem like unlikely partners, but they work so well. The leafy floral notes of the malbec are superb complements to the richer dark chocolatey plum of the shiraz. So rich and flavoursome, yet with Great Southern elegance and plumpness.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 6 years

Castelli shiraz 2014 ($34)

Here is the poise and balance of the tightrope walker without all the tension. It just sits so easily with those silky fine slightly chalky tannins, fine grained oak and beautifully weighted fruit. Has a spicy and slightly black pepper influence with just a faint hint of licorice and dark chocolate. This is a class act of the highest order.
SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 10 years

Castelli Frankland cabernet sauvignon 2014 ($34)

Best Value Wine
This wine is sourced from a special vineyard in Frankland that is gaining a reputation for just about the best in the state. So smooth and seamless with a perfect integration of fruit, oak and tannin. There is power and deep concentration of fruit on the palate and the effortless length carries to a very long finish. Pretty hard to find fault with a wine of this class. At this price it’s a bargain
SCORE 98/100 CELLAR 15 years

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017