Castagna Sparkling Genesis 2009

Methode traditionnelle single-vineyard Shiraz with a touch of Viognier. A whopping eight years on lees makes for a full, delectable mouthful of sparkling wine.

Light years away from most sparkling red, this was made in the traditional method with a whopping 6 years on tirage and further time in bottle, post-disgorgement, to settle down. Moreover, the dosage is 6g/l. Subsequently, the finish is defined as much by a tannic twine as it is by the fizz and acid tow. Aniseed, blackberry and violet notes are sashayed along the mouth by a joyous energy to a savoury, bitter finish. It drinks like an artisanal Lambrusco. A serious red, this... with fizz! Scented and gorgeous.
95pts Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday's Wine Companion

  • Producer
    • Castagna
  • Region
    • Beechworth VIC
  • Style
    • Rose
  • Variety
    • Shiraz
  • Vintage
    • 2009