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2018 Castagna Ingenue

Beechworth, VIC

Benchmark Viognier from a benchmark Beechworth producer.

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$55.00

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The 2018 whites of Castagna are so next level.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Viognier works a treat on the Castagna vineyard.

Winemaker Adam Castagna perfectly walks that classic Viognier tight-rope of picking early enough to maintain refreshing acidity whilst harnessing the richness and opulence that makes Viognier one of the great white varieties of the world.

It's bold. Really bold. The kind of white that offers high impact from first sip. This would 100% sit on the shortlist of Australia's best examples of the variety.

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
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From The Producer

Ripe white peach notes are interwoven with sea spray minerals, with the scent of sweet pea in the air. Mandarin flavoured acidity winds its way through the palate picking up elements of fennel, musk and lotus along the way.

Don’t let the more fruit-driven and floral nose on this wine deceive you; this wine is all about minerality and structure. Refined phenolic that just glide across the palate and the acid is bright like the first morning light.

Like a peach took a seaside stroll. Sea spray and juicy stone fruit notes. It’s deceptive like the final twist in a movie, just when you’ve think you’ve got his wine figured out it flips the script. Minerality. Freshness in a bottle. Everything you want a white wine to be and more.

Blend : Viognier (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Julian & Adam Castagna
Julian & Adam Castagna
Beechworth, VIC
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95Points
The Wine Front

"The 2018 whites of Castagna are so next level. All identified with richness and texture. Complex, detailed wines. Scents of stone fruit, jasmine, white pepper. Rich in the palate, slippery and supremely long, a core of bustling, assertive acidity, flavoured like mixed stone fruit and ripe apple with licks of nuttiness underlying. Length, texture, velocity, detailed flavours, so wonderfully drinkable and so much to pause on and enjoy." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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Very Enjoyable Wine

Bought this after trying the syrah from Castagna. I had high hopes, and it was definitely good, but not as good as the syrah was.

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