I’m a huge fan of Castelli’s Empirica range packaging. Classy labels with unique bottles that look the business.
This wine was hand plunged, small batch fermentated, cold soaked and minimal new oak was used.
Bright berries, juicy. Fine tannins.
Red fruits, savoury aspects and tobacco edge. Plums, skins and all, like biting into a just ripe plum, along with a hint of roasted root vegetables and sour cherries with some fine tannins.
Seems to just flow around the outside of palate, leaving a hole in the middle.
It’s a decent wine that will appeal, just missing a certain X factor that the white wines in this range have.
Tasted 3rd May 2014
Purchased from Steve’s Fine Wine and Food for approximately $25.
More information about Castelli’s Empirica range can be found on their website.