Castagna Genesis Syrah

"The Castagna Vineyard is situated at an altitude of 500 metres five-and-a-half kilometres outside the beautiful town of Beechworth in Northeast Victoria, high in the foothills of the Australian Alps. Our soil consists mainly of decomposed granitic-loam on a base of clay. The climate is distinctly Mediterranean with hot days and cool nights during the important part of the growing season. The land is farmed biodynamically; using Rudolf Steiner's biodynamic principles, because we believe it is the best way to achieve optimum fruit quality that best expresses its terroir. The vineyard is hand-pruned and the fruit is hand-picked. We crop at a bit less than two tons per acre. The winemaking is very traditional using only our own vineyard's indigenous yeast with minimal interference. Elevage varies between 18-20 months using only the very best, tight grain French oak available, about half of which is new each year. Our intention is to make, as simply as possible, wine which is an expression of the place where it is grown."Castagna - Beechworth

  • [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Genesis Syrah 2014

    Region: VIC- Beechworth

    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 different sides to...

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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 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

    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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  • Castagna Genesis Syrah 2004

    [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Genesis Syrah 2004

    Region: VIC- Beechworth

    Jeremy Olvier 95 points!"If I were trying to make shiraz this is what i would be aiming for. It's ethereal, exotically spicy and meaty bouquet of dark cherries, cassis and sweet oak revels nuances of fennel and cloves, cinnamon and black pepper."Jeremy...

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    $80.00
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  • Castagna Genesis Syrah 2002

    [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Genesis Syrah 2002

    Region: VIC- Beechworth

    Campbell Mattinson 95 Points!"At full stretch this 2002 Castagna Genesis Syrah is medium weight, but the array of flavours, the feel in the mouth, the balance of fruit, oak, tannin and acid " and the wow factor " it's all come together beautifully. This...

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    $85.00
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  • Castagna Genesis Syrah 2001

    [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Genesis Syrah 2001

    Region: VIC- Beechworth

    Campbell Mattinson 94+ points!"With the 2001 release, Castagna Genesis Syrah really started to hit its straps. In great form " this is a wine that has settled into its skin in the most beautiful of ways. Aniseed, red jelly beans, smoke (from barrel),...

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    $79.00
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  • Castagna Genesis Syrah 2000

    [SOLD-OUT] Castagna Genesis Syrah 2000

    Region: VIC- Beechworth

    Campbell Mattinson 90 points!"A lovely Genesis, and the wine that set Genesis on the train that it's on today. Gorgeously integrated, well structured, spicy and long, with feeds of undergrowth, beetroot, smoked-meats and bright, dark cherry. A fine wine...

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    $72.00
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