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Julian Castagna Adam's Rib The Red 2015

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One Line Description Adam’s Rib is a blend of 70% Nebbiolo, 30% Shiraz, delicate cherry and dried flowers, smooth tannins
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country Australia Australian
Region Beechworth, Australia
Producer Julian Castagna
Vintage 2015
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend Nebbiolo/Shiraz
Alcohol 13.5%
Terroir The soil consists mainly of decomposed granitic-loam on a base of clay
Natural Features Vegan
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Adam’s Rib is a blend of 70% Nebbiolo, 30% Shiraz, delicate cherry and dried flowers, smooth tannins. On the palate it is soft and delicate, with a very nice floral aspect and raspberry and cherry flavours with light tannins that emerge after several mouthfuls. Subtle and elegant. Aged in large concrete eggs.

Julian Castagna, with a little help from his friends, made his first vintage of wine in 1998, having purchased a few acres of vines, and bought a little bit of fruit. Today, with his son Adam, Julien produces just a handful of biodynamic wines from his tiny winery, with each vintage getting more precise and more finely tuned. Situated at an altitude of 500 metres five-and-a-half kilometres outside the beautiful town of Beechworth in Northeast Victoria, which has been farmed according to Rudolph Steiner's biodynamic principles from the word go so as to achieve optimum fruit quality and health. Everything is done by hand: hand harvesting leads to gentle crushing of whole clusters and some de-stemmed grapes. Natural fermentation is allowed to take its own course, and the wines are bottled without fining or filtration, and without masking the character with new oak. The wines are a clear reflection of the land and defy the stereotype of Australian wines.

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