2018 Castagna Growers Selection Savagnin

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

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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.

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.

94 Points - "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)

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