The grape variety fiano originates from a province near Campania, east of Naples. Fiano was selected by Coriole when looking for a new southern Italian variety to grow in McLaren Vale, with the first vineyard planted in 2001. The first Australian fiano was released by Coriole from the 2005 vintage. Perfectly suited to our climate, fiano is now the largest growing whites category in McLaren Vale.
This is a rich, complex and full example of this great variety. The vibrant nose keeps you going back for further exploration; white peach, pear, fresh citrus, shaved fennel and lemongrass. The palate is beautifully balanced with great natural acidity and a soft, creamy texture. The wine shows grilled pineapple, lemon, quince, fresh ginger and white pepper. We’re deliberately going for a more textural style and this variety loves McLaren Vale’s warm, Mediterranean climate which encourages wines of aromatic intensity and textural generosity.
"An intriguing nose of pickled quince, grilled almonds, pistachio, preserved lemon and flecks of ginger to orange peel. Gently grippy, saline and vibrant. Immensely versatile at the table, this is a regional vanguard. 92 points"
Ned Goodwin, Wine Companion