Castagna 2021 Chenin

“This wine is epic. So very beautiful this wine. Such wonderful personality.”



Hints of Chamomile tea develop into freshly picked honeysuckle with baked brioche notes.  Apricot kernels surrounded by flavours of pink grapefruit and lemon pith. Australian lemon myrtle expressions layer upon grounding flavours like crystallised ginger and poached quince.

This wine is a textural experience; it’s less about overwhelming you with explosions of fruit – more about exercising restraint and subtlety on the palate.

The complexity of Chenin. Floral earthiness to it, like paper daisies or a freshly brewed cup of chamomile tea with honey but it’s juxtaposed with citrusy pink grapefruit notes. A dance between two lovers, exercising restraint and subtlety.

Bit of time in the glass gives it more of a robust maturity– but still earthy fruit characters like quince or baked apples. It’s complex and layered and finishes delightfully fresh.

“A waxy, chewy number. Some good concentration and richness but with saline stuff under the lemon curd, lanolin, chamomile tea things going on. Lots of perfume, lots of flavour, great persistence and an almost palate staining feel. Feels layered and interesting and good.” ~ Mike Bennie in Wine Front