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2018 Castagna Growers Selection Savagnin

Beechworth, VIC

A blistering example of Australian Savagnin from the iconic Castagna family. Savoury, powerful and completely individual.

$40.00

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Complex, wonderful expression and wholly its own.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Growers Selection range at Castagna focuses of select parcels of fruit from outside the Castagna walls that excite Julian and Adam Castagna.

The Savagnin originates from the King Valley. It gets the full Castagna treatment, with part barrel ferment, part fermentation in ceramic egg. Every effort is taken to preserve the natural exotic spice and mouth-coating texture of the variety.

It's a bold, flamboyant white wine that will appeal to those whole enjoy bigger-bodied whites but are looking for something more adventurous than a Chardonnay or similar.

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

Savagnin sourced outside the estate. Whole bunch pressed, straight to barrel with a portion in ceramic egg and hangs out for a while. We see immediately Savagnin’s trademark of curry powder, stone fruit and camomile which are subtle but evident – Highly aromatic, with a perfume, reminiscent of wild sea aromas then quince, ripe apple, and ever so slight caramel note which adds to complexity. The palate with its salty acidity underpins the fruit – ripe apple, some bosco pear and perhaps even a hint of preserved lemon. Complex, and interesting, a wonderful expression of the variety.

Blend : Savagnin (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

"Highly aromatic style, quite rich perfume as savagnin does, firstly sea spray aromas then quince, ripe apple, faint caramel notes but doesn’t appear to be ripe or overdone, just an element of complexity. Textural and rich feeling again in the palate, salty acidity underpinning ripe apples, pear, some preserved lemon characters. Complex, wonderful expression and wholly its own." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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