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Castagna Sparkling Genesis

Cracka Review

The bouquet literally explodes: sandalwood, pepper, whiffs of apricot, graphite, lead pencils, and as it opens up briary notes and an inky black fruit note that gives the impression of wonderful extract and a sense of brooding blackness.

The bead is fine, persistent and elegant. A rich, savoury texture is augmented by fine drying tannins and exotic background notes of wood spice. Both acid and dosage counter-balance the fruit and tannin to deliver a long savoury finish that is neither sweet not cloying to one's palate. The extra year on lees has added a finer mousse more depth and more complexity.

Winemaker's Notes

The bouquet literally explodes: sandalwood, pepper, whiffs of apricot, graphite, lead pencils, and as it opens up briary notes and an inky black fruit note that gives the impression of wonderful extract and a sense of brooding blackness.

The bead is fine, persistent and elegant. A rich, savoury texture is augmented by fine drying tannins and exotic background notes of wood spice. Both acid and dosage counter-balance the fruit and tannin to deliver a long savoury finish that is neither sweet not cloying to one's palate. The extra year on lees has added a finer mousse more depth and more complexity.

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Castagna Sparkling Genesis

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Nick Stock (2005 Vintage) says
Julian Castagna's take on sparking shiraz includes a dose of viognier and this has plenty of the trademark exotic Castagna aromas on show. With peppery, spicy granite smells, dried plums and plenty of woody spices, it breathes up a treat. The palate has the same set of spiced plum characters, a hint of dark chocolate and a balanced, just-sweet finish. Disgorged October 2008.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
93

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