Castagna

The elegantly labelled wines of Castagna come from 4 ha of biodynamically managed estate shiraz and viognier being established (the latter making up 15% of the total). Winemaker Julian Castagna is intent on making wines which reflect the terroir as closely as possible, and declines to use cultured yeast or filtration.James Halliday

  • [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Allegro Rose 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Allegro Rose 2015

    Region: VIC- Beechworth
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    "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...

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    $35.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Genesis Syrah 2014

    [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Genesis Syrah 2014

    Region: VIC- Beechworth
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    Wine Front 94 Points! "Estate-grown syrah, according to biodynamic principles, with a small proportion of viognier. It’s a quieter wine than it once was, less flash but more nuance. It’s the vineyard playing its life out, offering...

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    $70.00
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  • Castagna Growers' Selection Roussanne 2013

    [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Growers' Selection Roussanne 2013

    Region: VIC- Beechworth
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    To the eye, it is straw gold with the slightest tinge of green. The nose is lush and spicy; baked peach, honey blossom, and quince with a suggestion of hazel and cashew nuts so typical of Roussanne. The palate is rich, round and complex but still subtle...

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    $39.00
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  • Castagna Growers' Selection 'Harlequin' 2013

    [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Growers' Selection 'Harlequin' 2013

    Region: VIC- Beechworth
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    A Roussanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Viognier blend called 'Harlequin'. This wine has been fermented on skins in the tradition of the amphora wines of Georgia " which is colloquially known as Orange Wine. I became enamoured with this style when I...

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    $39.00
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  • Castagna Growers' Selection Chardonnay 2013

    [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Growers' Selection Chardonnay 2013

    Region: VIC- Beechworth
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    A classic Beechworth Chardonnay, straw-gold with a green tinge: aromas of hazelnut, yellow peach, and nuances of matchstick mingled with spicy-oak notes of ginger and orange zest; the attack is full of rich, peach and nectarine fruit flavours matched...

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    $39.00
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  • Castagna Un Segreto Sangiovese Shiraz 2010

    [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Un Segreto Sangiovese Shiraz 2010

    Region: VIC- Beechworth

    Nick Stock 96 points! "This sangiovese and shiraz blend has a beautifully entrancing, fragrant nose of bright-red floral perfume, ripe reds and blue fruit, dark-brown spices and granitic, rocky minerals - very complex and nicely integrated. The palate is...

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    $82.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Sparkling Genesis 2008

    [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Sparkling Genesis 2008

    Region: VIC- Beechworth

    Campbell Mattinson 96 points! "Castagna's sparkling red is arguably now the Australian champion of the style. It's certainly the most compelling. This one spent two years on lees and was disgorged in October 2011. It smells amazing. This will be a...

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    $82.00
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  • Castagna Sparkling Allegro 2009

    [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Sparkling Allegro 2009

    Region: VIC- Beechworth

    Campbell Mattinson 93 points! "Syrah Rose. Sparkling. From Beechworth's most famous biodynamic vineyard. Three years on lees. Barrel fermented. Accordingly to Julian Castagna, "I've wanted to make (a sparkling syrah rose) since we started, but the wines...

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    $45.00
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  • Castagna La Chiave 2006

    [SOLD-OUT] Castagna La Chiave 2006

    Region: VIC- Beechworth

    Campbell Mattinson 94+ points!"Castagna's La Chiave sangiovese 2006 takes 'seriousness' in Australian sangiovese to a different level. It has the same lean, tight profile as the Genesis Syrah of the same vintage though in the end it presents quite...

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    $69.00
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  • Castagna Segreto Sangiovese Shiraz 2005

    [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Segreto Sangiovese Shiraz 2005

    Region: VIC- Beechworth

    Jeremy Oliver 96 points!Sumptuous and searingly intense, this 'Super Beechworth' of 60% sangiovese has a wild, heady perfume of plums, cherries and small berries backed by musky nuances of charcuterie meats, sweet oak and a suggestion of currants...

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    $99.00
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  • Castagna Genesis Syrah 2012

    [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Genesis Syrah 2012

    Region: VIC- Beechworth

    Jeremy Oliver 95 Points!". Long and elegant, fine-grained and stylish, with a deeply layered bouquet of dark flowers and black pepper, with briary aromas of small dark berries, plums and cherries backed by musky, peppery notes and a perfumed lift of rose...

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    $79.00
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  • Castagna Allegro Rose 2013

    [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Allegro Rose 2013

    Region: VIC- Beechworth
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    Phillip White 94+++ Points!"A little more primarily pink than some of its accomplished onion skin/pheasant eye predecessors, this Shiraz sets the bar a few notches higher for dead serious Australian rose. The wine hasn't happened by accident, as an...

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    $35.00
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  • Castagna Sparkling Genesis 2005

    [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Sparkling Genesis 2005

    Region: VIC- Beechworth

    Campbell Mattinson 97 points!"This 3rd disgorgement, due for Christmas (this year) release, spent three years on lees and had a dosage level of 11 grams of sugar. In Australian sparkling reds terms, this is an extremely low dosage (probably a third of...

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    $85.00
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  • Castagna Genesis Syrah 2010

    [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Genesis Syrah 2010

    Region: VIC- Beechworth

    Campbell Mattinson 95 points! "The 2010s are different. It's like the vines have ticked over into a new phase. Vine age, end of the drought, the season itself. This is less exuberant than previous releases; more reserved. It's like there's an inner...

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    $82.00
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  • Castagna Genesis Syrah 2009

    [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Genesis Syrah 2009

    Region: VIC- Beechworth

    "The nose is deep and compelling; black, brooding, with hints of sweet, ripe, cherry- to-plum fruit, then sweet leather " old leather, with a lick of boot polish that smells both intriguing and inviting. Then come notes of cracked black pepper and dried...

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    $82.00
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  • Castagna Genesis Syrah 2008

    [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Genesis Syrah 2008

    Region: VIC- Beechworth

    Campbell Mattinson 96 Points!"Genesis Syrah was born from the 1998 vintage and there hasn't yet been a modest release " they've all been fantastic wines, especially so since the release of the 2001. Genesis Syrah has been entirely estate grown since 1999...

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    $82.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Genesis Syrah 2006

    [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Genesis Syrah 2006

    Region: VIC- Beechworth

    Best Organic/Biodynamic Red!"Julian Castagna never seems to make a bad wine. He runs a great (biodynamic) vineyard and is clearly a wizard in the winery. This 2006 Genesis is tannic and sturdy and serious, and yet it's rich with complex flavour. In...

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    $85.00
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  • Castagna Genesis Syrah 2005

    [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Genesis Syrah 2005

    Region: VIC- Beechworth

    Jeremy Oliver 95 points!Here's a very ripe, finely crafted and deeply flavoured shiraz from one of Beechworth's key makers. Sporting more overt ripeness than previous vintages, but retaining that all-important length of vibrant fruit flavour, it manages...

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    $89.00
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