Castagna 2019 Ingenué

“… an intriguing textural interplay between well-judged phenolics from the grape skins, gentle acidity and sexy oak… an absolute cracking wine.”  Ned Goodwin


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Ripe white peach notes are interwoven with sea spray minerals, with the scent of sweet pea in the air. Mandarin flavoured acidity winds its way through the palate picking up elements of fennel, musk and lotus along the way.

Don’t let the more fruit-driven and floral nose on this wine deceive you; this wine is all about minerality and structure. Refined phenolic that just glide across the palate and the acid is bright like the first morning light.

Like a peach took a seaside stroll. Sea spray and juicy stone fruit notes. It’s deceptive like the final twist in a movie, just when you’ve think you’ve got his wine figured out it flips the script. Minerality. Freshness in a bottle. Everything you want a white wine to be and more.

“Viognier off the estate. Julian Castagna says “if you can keep the acidity up you can get that richness and flavour thing, works amazingly with sweet fish, scallops, prawns”.

“The 2018 whites of Castagna are so next level. All identified with richness and texture. Complex, detailed wines.

“Scents of stone fruit, jasmine, white pepper. Rich in the palate, slippery and supremely long, a core of bustling, assertive acidity, flavoured like mixed stone fruit and ripe apple with licks of nuttiness underlying. Length, texture, velocity, detailed flavours, so wonderfully drinkable and so much to pause on and enjoy.”  Winefront