Castelli Fumé Blanc 2018

$29.00 A BOTTLE

Castelli Fumé Blanc 2018

We find the perfect balance of complexity, intensity and drinkability. Extended skin contact helps extract the very intense flavours encased in the Sauvignon skins, pungent tropical fruits with an herbaceous core jump out of the glass. The specially selected oak forest is very expressive and plays a wonderful support role and provides some smoky complexity with little tannic grip (again typical of the forest). Barrel fermentation and solids contact provides a richness and texture to the palate with a ‘pithy’ core as its central focus. The wine displays a lovely “funkiness” all kept in check though with varietal purity

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WINEMAKING NOTES

Castelli Estate wines are produced in an idyllic setting on Mount Shadforth in Denmark. The Castelli family’s winemaking philosophy is simple; the best fruit from the southern regions of Western Australia,  handcrafting wines of individuality and character. There is a fair bit of country to cover in search of the best fruit, but when that hard work pays off in the bottle, the memory of the miles travelled quickly fades.

FOOD PAIRING

A perfect match with Prawn Linguine!!

TASTING NOTES

This wine allows us to push the boundaries of conventional new world winemaking. We find the perfect balance of complexity, intensity and drinkability. Extended skin contact helps extract the very intense flavours encased in the Sauvignon skins, pungent tropical fruits with an herbaceous core jump out of the glass. The specially selected oak forest is very expressive and plays a wonderful support role and provides some smoky complexity with little tannic grip (again typical of the forest). Barrel fermentation and solids contact provides a richness and texture to the palate with a ‘pithy’ core as its central focus. The wine displays a lovely “funkiness” all kept in check though with varietal purity. This wine will suit ageing over the next 5-7 years, although it’s intensity and complexity is lovely now.