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Castagna - La Chiave Sangiovese 2017 Castagna - La Chiave Sangiovese 2017

Castagna - La Chiave Sangiovese 2017

A complex expression of Sangiovese, exhibiting a fruitier profile to old-world Brunello.

Single Bottle:

In stock



Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:14.5%



Tasting Notes

La Chiave Sangiovese presents forestry scents of pine, autumnal mulch, mint, anise and porcini broth, warm and nourishing. The tannins are fine boned and long limbed. As yet unresolved. Yet this wine promises the most of the Italianate expressions here. The darker tones of fruit, a backdrop. The oak, an addendum. Long, edgy and fresh. An extremely convincing wine with pedigree and ageability written all over it.

Technical Info



Organic Certification:NASAA - 3818

Country of Origin:Australia

Serving Temperature:18-20C°C

Drink By:2030

Winemaking Style:Low-intervention, experimental


Viticulture:Vines grown on ancient granitic soil. Single vineyard.

Food Pairing:Osso buco, Mushroom risotto, Grilled fennel sausages, Grilled portobello mushrooms, Spaghetti bolognese, Sausage & broccoli pasta, Stir-fried beef with ginger.

Taste Profile


Full Body





Tannins (Bitterness)



Julian and Carolann Castagna left their careers in the film industry to establish Castagna Vineyard. They aimed to create unique wines capturing the essence of Côte-Rôtie, a style then rare in Australia. Located in Northeast Victoria, the vineyard, certified organic and biodynamic, features Syrah vines planted in 1997, descendants of 1850s Rhone stock. With a focus on quality over quantity, their meticulous approach includes hand-pruning, hand-picking, traditional winemaking techniques, and careful aging in French oak. The vineyard's biodynamic practices highlight the granitic-loam soil's minerality, and they utilize rare genetic material from Australia to craft exceptional wines. The vineyard's continental climate and unique soil composition further contribute to their distinctive wines. Castagna Vineyard has successfully carved out its niche in the world of wine.

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