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2008 Castagna Sparkling Genesis Syrah

2008 Castagna Sparkling Genesis Syrah

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FWD Co. Panel f94 Robert Parker r92
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2008 Castagna Sparkling Genesis Syrah

FWD Co. Panel f94 Robert Parker r92

Description

""Castagna's sparkling red is arguably now the Australian champion of the style. It's certainly the most compelling. This one spent two years on lees and was disgorged in October 2011. It smells amazing. This will be a great wine, given time. For now it tastes of jubes, fistfuls of spice, raisins, tea and toast and earth. It has oodles of sweet blue- and black-berried fruit flavour but it remains dry and focussed. By Australian standards bugger-all dosage has gone into this wine, and its dryness is compellingly apparent. You have to have the fruit quality to pull off such a style of course - sweetness is at heart a masking agent - and this wine has fruit quality to burn. It will develop magnificently." Campbell Mattinson"The 2008 Sparkling Genesis contains 2% Viognier and had about 50% new French oak used but only up to malolactic. The new oak was then reduced to about 15%. Total aging in oak was 20 months and a further two years on glass before disgorgement. Deep garnet in color, it gives aromas of black cherries, cassis and licorice with nuances of cloves, pepper and dried flowers. Fully sparkling, the medium to full-bodied palate is dry with a good line of crisp acid and a medium level of chewy tannins. It offers loads of cassis and licorice in the long finish. Drink it now to 2016+" Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, eRobertParker.com"

BrandCastagna

RegionVictoria

VarietalShiraz

Size750ml

Alcohol %14.0%

Vintage2008

CountryAustralia