Castagna 2015 Sparkling Genesis Syrah

“This could one day be regarded as the finest sparkling red ever produced in Australia (2005 Vintage)”¬†Campbell Mattinson


Name Range Discount
En Primeur pricing 6 - 11 5 %
En Primeur pricing 12 - 17 10 %
En Primeur pricing 18 - 999 15 %


This is a serious Sparkling Red. 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 thyme, with just a touch of star anise. The palate is supple, earthen, rich and round with a fine dry spice – vibrant and alive, with a long savoury finish. Both acid and dosage counter-balance the fruit and tannin to deliver wonderful fruit sweetness, so it is neither sweet nor cloying. A wine of spicy complexity and structured elegance.