About This Wine
The Growers’ Selection wines from Castagna are a chance for the family to work with local growers who share a similar belief with their farming, and to make wines from varieties that Castagna don’t yet grow themselves.
Pretty classic expression of Beechworth Chardonnay here, plump and generous, with nuts, stone fruit and nougat, but still with lots of granite minerality, it’s definitely got a bit of a Bourgggne Blanc sort of vibe to it.
A bit surprising that they don’t have their own Chardonnay vines as yet, being a staple of Beechworth. With their standing in the region though, you’d expect it to come sooner rather than later, if this wine is anything to go by.
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.