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2021 Special Release Fiano

$30.00

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Our Special Release Fiano was sourced from two separate blocks in the Broke Fordwich sub-region of the Hunter Valley. These two blocks have varying soil types, darker sandy loams and red volcanic basalt, which adds to the complexity of the wine. The growing season for the 2021 vintage was one of the wettest in a decade, with drought breaking rains through autumn and winter. Warm, dry weather in New Year, without any excessive heat, meant we had stress-free ripening and long hang time for flavour development; all of the fruit had wonderful flavours balanced by a high natural acidity. Both blocks were harvested on the same evening when the fruit was at its coolest. This was the last white grapes harvest of the vintage. The fruit was lightly pressed before being fermented in stainless steel. A large percentage of juice ‘solids’ was retained in ferment to bring texture to the mid palate, resulting in an interesting, food friendly wine.

A Southern Italian variety that has found a home in the Hunter Valley with which we see great potential. The wine has intense varietal characteristics with aromas of pear and spice. The palate is perfectly balanced between fruit intensity and textural elements from the solids ferment, with a vibrant acidity. The 2021 Fiano is a food friendly wine ready for immediate enjoyment.

Alcohol – 11.5%
Cellaring – Designed for immediate enjoyment

Reviews

91 Points | Ned Goodwin MW, Wine Companion

"The lowish alcohol incited fear that this was to be yet another fiano picked on acidity alone. I was wrong. Sourced from 2 separate blocks in Broke Fordwich and fermented in tank with extended time on lees, this bodes well for the future of this great variety in the region. Apricot pith, ginger, wild fennel, raw almond and pistachio notes are riffed around the palate by a chord of saline acidity. Plenty textural and Campanian about this. Funnily, this is more Chablis-like in many ways, than most Aussie chardonnay. Delicious."

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