Fiano (fi-ah-no) is a Southern Italian varietal that thrives in Northern Heathcote’s warm Continental Climate. This single-vineyard fruit was handpicked and gently pressed before fermentation at low temperature in stainless steel using selected yeast chosen to enhance varietal characteristics with a focus on fruit phenolics. These methods are employed to retain youth, freshness, and vibrancy in the wine. Fiano retains its acidity well, even in warmer climates and this wine has great freshness and zing. The wine was kept for an extended time on lees to increase texture and pallet weight. After cold settling and racking off gross lees the wine was filtered before bottling.
A dry, fruity, medium-bodied & aromatic white. The palate incorporates white stone fruit, Quince & lemon zest, finishing with mouth-watering acidity and light grip.
A refreshing, easy-drinking and pronounceable (always a bonus), alternative white. Fiano makes a super friendly food wine, with its fresh acidity pairing exceptionally well with spicy Asian delights or greasier meat & cream based dishes.
Sub-region Northern Heathcote – Mt. Camel range
Fruit Fiano (single vineyard)
Winery notes Gentle press, slow, cool ferment using selected yeast. Cold settled and racked off gross lees. Maturation on light lees in stainless steel. Filtered prior to bottling.
Palate Dry & fruity. White stone fruit, Quince & lemon zest
98pts, Equal Top of Class, Winestate Magazine
Finalist, 2023 Winestate Wine of The Year
GOLD, 2022 Victorian Wine Show
Finalist, 2023 Winewise Championship