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
"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
"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