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Coriole Vineyards

2022 Rubato Reserve Fiano

2022 Rubato Reserve Fiano
2022 Rubato Reserve Fiano

We’ve been experimenting with small parcels of fiano and now produce a small amount of our Rubato Fiano – this fruit is from the original vineyard, we work to extract a little more texture and the wine is fully fermented in seasoned oak barrels.

Rich, medium bodied with layers of flavour and texture. Honey, ginger and hazelnut burst from the palate, and the finish is long and persistent.

Music lovers may know the term "rubato" means to play freely or with abandon; not scared to stray from the normally trodden path.

Only 60 dozen available - limit 3 bottles per customer

Top 100 Wines of Australia — JamesSuckling.com 

"Among the finest wines of the Vale across all colors. Period. A striking version of fiano, a Campanian variety that increasingly feels almost as at home here as it does in the foothills of Vesuvius. A barrel cull. The best sort. Skin-inflected notes of ginger, kumquat and barley water, with fiano's deep dive of pistachio, wild fennel and stone fruits serving as a backdrop. A mid-weighted wine of pithy precision, prodigious intensity of flavor and compelling saline length. A step above the 2021. Drink or hold. 95 points"
Ned Goodwin MW, JamesSuckling.com

"Bright, medium-yellow colour with a strong note of oak on the nose. There are smoky sulfides, spicy and tropical flower nuances too. Palate is full and rich, soft and round, with phenolics adding texture and flesh, a hint of lychee hiding in the core. A full-bodied and flavoursome dry white with a kick of warmth at the end. Excellent! 95 points"
Huon Hooke, The Real Review

"Really impressive, quite full-bodied and textural expression of Fiano, with layers of round, glossy yellow fruit as well as savoury, creamy complexity. One of Australia’s top Fianos. 17/20"
Max Allen, JancisRobinson.com

"Opens with yellow pear, nougat and a hint of toast. Rich and mouth filling with ripe yellow pear, supported by well integrated oak. Round and textured with ginger and nutmeg overtones, leading to a long persistent finish. 95 points"
Andrew Caillard MW, The Vintage Journal

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"prodigious intensity of flavour, 95 points"
SKU: 22RubatoFiano
Wine Specs
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Rich and medium bodied with layers of flavour and texture. The Fiano Rubato boasts clean and pure aromatics of poached pear, nectarine, quince and shaved fennel. Honey, ginger and hazelnut burst from the palate, with hints of papaya, citrus and spice. The finish is long and persistent.
Winemaker Notes
The fruit 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.
Food Pairing Notes
Fiano Rubato complements full-flavoured dishes. Pair with a roast pork with all the trimmings.
Other Notes
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. In 2018 we first produced our Fiano Rubato, which celebrates Fiano's true textural qualities. The term rubato may be familiar to music lovers. It means to play freely, or with abandon... not scared to stray from the normally trodden path.