Australia’s best Sangiovese. It is precise, brilliant and intense.
About The Wine
The La Chiave is one of the Castagna specialties - a Sangiovese of seriousness and structure that sits at the top of the pile of Australian expressions of the variety.
This is a powerful, firm, archetypal earthy Sangiovese that has raspy, moreish fruit and a whole lot of x-factor.
If you are yet to be convinced of the potential for Australian Sangiovese, you haven't tried the La Chiave.
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.