Castagna Allegro Rose 2015


Australia, VIC, Beechworth
750mL
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"Mixture of saignee and direct press. Spends time in old oak, and part in concrete egg. More weighty than previous releases, or so it seems, texturally as much as anything. It’s classified as a rosé but it almost sits in its own domain. It has a power and a presence, despite its light colour. It tastes of spice, black cherry, honeysuckle, garden herbs, decaying roses, hay. Julian says, “I try to make the rosé serious,” and that’s exactly as it comes across. It’s a rosé for lovers of fine wine more than it is a rosé for rosé lovers. If you know what I mean."


Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, March 2017


"The bouquet is of savoury dried herbs formed around a core of red cherry fruit – with a hint of honey, quite lifted with some earthy notes which move in and out of the bouquet. The palate is perfectly balanced, it speaks of red cherry and anise – ripe and textural with just a hint of tannin, leaving you with a satisfying sensation of refreshing summer fruit infused with spices and herbs. A wine to be enjoyed year round, not just in summer."


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