The intention with Adam’s Rib is to make available, drinkable, affordable wines, but with lots of character.
About The Wine
Adam Castagna is a force of nature, one of the most vivacious and charismatic winemakers in the Beechworth region.
From his home vineyard and winery at Castagna, Adam crafts a small range of wines called 'Adam's Rib'. There's a red and a white released each vintage. The blend is dependant on what fruit is offered up from the season. In 2014 the pick of the fruit was Nebbiolo and Shiraz. The blend works a treat.
Of the 2014 release Campbell Mattinson wrote, "the story it describes is about pure pleasure". An easier and more accessible wine than the more statue-esque Castagna range, this is the perfect entry point into the unique wine of this great family owned estate.
Castagna is one of the leading producers of the Beechworth region.
In 1997, Julian and Carolann Castagna packed up their city life and moved into and caravan on a bare patch of dirt in the Beechworth region of north-east Victoria. Farmed biodynamically from the get go, the Castagnas planted their vineyard with a view to making complex Syrah in the mode of Cote-Rotie and savoury, structural Italian varieties that could compete with their European counterparts.
It's a wildly successful family business that they have built, with son Adam stepping into the winemaking role and a sea of adoring wine collectors awaiting each new release. Castagna wines are true wines of terroir. They taste of where they come from as do all of the great wines of the world.