Small Batch Wines  |  2009 Fiano

Tasting Notes:

Fiano is a relatively new variety to Australia, and originates from the Campagna region of Italy. It is a very interesting variety, as it is able to maintain the acidity in the grapes, even in our hot weather.

Winemaking Notes:

This Fiano is made with indigenous yeasts, and retains all of its natural acidity. The 2009 Fiano was made without the use of oak.

Small Batch Concept

With 100 ha of premium grapevines on the Taranga property, the Oliver family has over 46 blocks representing different grape varieties, clones, soil types & vine ages. Each vintage, different varieties & blocks will show their strength and from this has been born the ‘SMALL BATCH’ range. Made in small batches of less than 2 tonnes, these wines have been handcrafted to speak of both the variety and the vintage in which they have been produced.

Reviews

  • Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald, 90/100 points

    “This youngster has a pale colour, a bright floral aroma with creamy lees nuances, and a clean, soft, full- flavoured palate without evident sweetness. Rich long and high-impact. Best within three years.”

  • Gourmet Wine Traveler, Feb/Mar 2010

    2009 Oliver’s Taranga Fiano, A$24 cellar-door only
    Hailing originally from Campagna in Italy, fiano is a variety that has a great future in Australia. This example is lively, with fragrant citrus and pear characters, hints of pesto and wild ferment funk. It has a racy structure and a grassy edge to the finish. Delicious.

    More at: http://www.gourmettraveller.com.au/great-wine-drives-fleurieu-peninsula-south-australia.htm

  • Gill Gordon-Smith, Fall from Grace, 2010

    2009 Oliver's Taranga Fiano

    Plenty of fruit lift on the nose. Some tropical notes, with a refreshing grassy edge.

    Medium bodied on the palate, excellent pine nut viscosity. Rich & refreshing.

    Fiano is a relatively new variety to Australia, and originates from the Campagna region of Italy. It is a very interesting variety, as it is able to maintain the acidity in the grapes, even in our hot weather.

    This Fiano is made with indigenous yeasts, and retains all of its natural acidity. The 2009 Fiano was made without the use of oak. With 100 ha of premium grapevines on the Taranga property, the Oliver family has over 46 blocks representing different grape varieties, clones, soil types & vine ages. Each vintage, different varieties & blocks will show their strength and from this has been born the ‘SMALL BATCH’ range.  Made in small batches of less than 2 tonnes, these wines have been handcrafted to speak of both the variety and the vintage in which they have been produced.

  • Lonely Grape, Aug 2009

    Plenty of general fruit on the nose with a hint of tropical characters.  Excellent acid finish on the wine with a textured mouthfeel – almost viscous!  One of the Italian trial varieties with the fruit showing good acid even during the hottest growing seasons - like to 2009 growing season.  This is a good food wine and I would like it with a plate of BBQ’d Octopus with a lemon marinade.

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    Grape Variety

    100% Fiano

    Growing Region

    McLaren Vale

    Colour

    Light Straw

    Aroma

    Plenty of fruit lift on the nose. Some tropical notes, with a refreshing grassy edge.

    Palate

    Medium bodied on the palate, excellent pine nut viscosity. Rich & refreshing.

    Cellaring Potential

    Drink now

    Alcohol%/Vol

    13%

    Winemaker

    Corrina Wright

    Date Bottled

    2nd July 2009

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