Our Fiano journey is around 18 years old, but the variety itself has been around for several thousand years.
Thick skinned, highly fragrant and its refreshing natural acidity make this an extremely welcome addition to Australia’s winemaking scene.
We kicked off Fiano’s journey in Australia and I'm not exaggerating when I say that the 2018 is our finest vintage yet.
In 2018 we also produced a slightly different Fiano called Fiano Rubato (music lovers may know the term means to play freely or with abandon... not scared to stray from the normally trodden path). Our Rubato celebrates Fiano’s true textural qualities - it was picked a little riper and received more time on skins to encourage extraction, the wine is then fully fermented in seasoned oak barrels.
The result is a richer and fuller expression, but still showing the vitality and freshness of the variety.
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Update 12 March 2019: Now only 50 bottles remaining!
We also have our second release of a Shiraz Fiano co-ferment. The Shiraz comes from our contour block, planted in 1967, which typically shows spicy, fragrant notes. We accentuate this further with the addition of some Fiano skins into the ferment. The result is a lively and lush shiraz that is medium plus in body with lots of soft tannin to balance the fruit.
We’ve put together a special mixed dozen for our members – but please get in quick! The wines are also available to purchase on their own.