Fiano

Small Batch Wines  |  2013 Fiano

Tasting Notes:

Vintage Notes:

The Fiano fruit and vines looked stunning, and we are excited to bring this 2013 Fiano to you.  Fiano is relatively new variety to Australia, and originates from the Campagna region of Italy.  This is our 6th vintage of Fiano and we love working with it.  A very interesting variety being able to maintain acidity in the grapes, even in our South Australian summers. This minimal intervention Fiano is made with indigenious yeast, and has no added acid.  The 2013 Fiano has been made without the use of oak.

Reviews

  • Good Food, 90/100

    2013 Oliver’s Taranga Fiano

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    Review: 90/100

    Type: White

    Vintage: 2013

    Winery: Oliver's Taranga McLaren Vale Winery

    Region: McLaren Vale

    RRP: $24.00

    Put this spritely white in your notebook for spring. Winemaker Corrina Wright, a sixth generation Oliver, of Taranga, McLaren Vale, mixes  Italian and Spanish varieties in the family’s extensive plantings of more traditional cultivars. Wright’s fiano, an Italian white variety, is bracingly acidic but also richly textured, with a sweet kiss of residual grape sugar offsetting the high acid. Wright says the very low pH of two needed a little sugar coating. It’s something different and exhilarating for the coming summer.

  • Jeni Port, Top 25 wines for $25 or less, Good Food Magazine, Herald Sun, 25-2-2014

    15. Oliver's Taranga 2013 Fiano ($24)

    There's no oak and no added acid. Just plenty of solid fruit from nectarine to citrus, a little pear skin and even some of that preserved citrus-rind character that immediately lifts a wine into savouriness.

  • The Age, Ralph Kyte-Powell, 90 Points, Sept 2013

    Oliver's McLaren Vale explores unorthodox varieties under this label. This fiano is all freshness with citrus, floral and salty mineral characters, and a medium weight, grapey, dry palate finishing with a mouth-watering zip.

    90 Points

  • Good Food, Chris Shanahan, 90 points, August 2013

    Put this spritely white in your notebook for spring. Winemaker Corrina Wright, a sixth generation Oliver, of Taranga, McLaren Vale, mixes  Italian and Spanish varieties in the family’s extensive plantings of more traditional cultivars. Wright’s fiano, an Italian white variety, is bracingly acidic but also richly textured, with a sweet kiss of residual grape sugar offsetting the high acid. Wright says the very low pH of two needed a little sugar coating. It’s something different and exhilarating for the coming summer. 

  • The Wine Front, 91 Points, Aug 2013

    Here is an "alternative" white wine to look for.

    It's crisp and refreshing but it has some personality too. Melon, citrus, nectarine, brine and yeast. Some cidery apple notes. Good length, texture and zip. Have to say I like it.

    91 points

  • www.winewilleatitself.com, July 2013

    2013 Oliver’s Taranga Small Batch Fiano

    Winemaker Corrina Wright has been championing this Campanian variety in McLaren Vale for a few years now. It’s a grape that deserves a place within the region and the Oliver’s Taranga version is almost always amongst the best renditions.

    The 2013 is intensely nutty with citrus rind, honeysuckle, smashed apple and a hint of guava carrying the flavours. It’s around medium-bodied and rolls out well with plenty of textural wrinkles included for extra interest. Has that briney finish that I find so satisfying in Vale Fianos. What’s not to like? 92

    Region: McLaren Vale
    Alcohol: 13.0%
    Closure: Screwcap
    Price: $24
    Tasted: July 2013

  • Download Tasting Notes

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    Grape Variety

    100% Fiano

    Growing Region

    100% McLaren Vale- Estate Grown

    Colour

    Pale straw

    Aroma

    Preserved lemon, lime, cashew nut, basil and ginger spice

    Palate

    Loads of pine nut and cashew texture through the palate, sweet fruited roundness, great tannins and mouth feel

    Cellaring Potential

    Drink now

    Alcohol%/Vol

    13%

    Winemaker

    Corrina Wright

    Date Bottled

    June 2013

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