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2018 Castagna Chenin

Beechworth, VIC

Debut Chenin Blanc from Castagna. Serious stuff. A hit from the first release.

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$55.00

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So very beautiful this wine. Such wonderful personality.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

With new varieties going in the ground at home base of Castagna, the range is expanding.

This is a new release from off-site. It's Chenin Blanc in peak form.

The inaugural release of this wine is sensational. It's a complex, powerful Chenin that has that wonderful 'Castagna Texture'. All of the white wines in the Castagna portfolio carry weight and presence in the glass. This is no different.

If you're an enthusiast of the variety, this is a must-try for top-notch Australian examples.

About Castagna

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.

Founder Julian Castagna
Founder Julian Castagna
Beechworth, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Hints of Chamomile tea develop into freshly picked honeysuckle with baked brioche notes.

Apricot kernels surrounded by flavours of pink grapefruit and lemon pith. Australian lemon myrtle expressions layer upon grounding flavours like crystallised ginger and poached quince. This wine is a textural experience; it’s less about overwhelming you with explosions of fruit – more about exercising restraint and subtlety on the palate.

The complexity of Chenin. Floral earthiness to it, like paper daisies or a freshly brewed cup of chamomile tea with honey but it’s juxtaposed with citrusy pink grapefruit notes. A dance between two lovers, exercising restraint and subtlety. Bit of time in the glass gives it more of a robust maturity– but still earthy fruit characters like quince or baked apples. It’s complex and layered and finishes delightfully fresh.

Blend : Chenin Blanc (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Julian & Adam Castagna
Julian & Adam Castagna
Beechworth, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"This wine is epic. Strong aromas of green apple, floral things, faint vanilla and spice, whiffs of green herb. The palate is similar, good inward concentration, fantastic chalky-powdery characters, exceptionally long and fine feeling. So very beautiful this wine. Such wonderful personality." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Delivery

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FaQs

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