Castagna 'Adam's Ribs' Chardonnay Viognier 2019


Julian Castagna planted his Beechworth vineyard at a time when most Australian wineries were being seduced by Robert Parker’s gushing praise of thick, high-octane Shiraz. But that was not his style. Instead, he created wines of finesse, elegance and tension.

Embracing his Italian roots, Julian drew inspiration from the great wines of the old world, creating wines that pair well with food and thrive in our warmer climate. From the high altitude foothills of the Australian Alps, just outside of Beechworth, he championed the biodynamic principles set down by Rudolf Steiner. 

“Gently saline, gently savoury whiffs over apple, pear scents and throw in some stone fruit, apricot ok, then you’re somewhere near the bouquet. Mouth-filling texture with juiciness and richness on its side, though the wine finishes nutty, lightly salty, fresh. It’s generous and textural as a white, a more rich and generous style done well.”  Winefront

Embracing biodynamics from early on, Julian worked closely with biodynamic author Nicholas Joly in learning to understand micro-bacterial activity and living soils. No chemicals are used and companion crops are planted so that the entire vineyard works as a thriving ecosystem. 

Vegan Friendly


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