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2021 Fiano


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Prepare your palate for a textural journey with this Fiano. One minute it’s all pine nuts and cashew, the next it’s kaffir lime and fresh basil with a touch of the tropics. Drink with anything spicy, or just to spice up your life

“A Fiano of the highest quality! Superb!” Haydn Deane via Facebook

@vinesanddesigns Fiano from @oliverstaranga in McLaren Vale. Lovely complexity with floral notes, lanolin, citrus, green fruit and stone fruit.


Gin and lime notes, cashew nut, triple cream cheese, savoury tropical and wet stone.
Bright and zesty, cut lime continues on the palate which has a super creamy and nutty texture. Very varietal and delicious.

Fiano is relatively new variety to Australia, and originates from the Campania region of Italy. Fiano is super heat and drought tolerant, being able to maintain acidity in the grapes even in our hot South Australian summers. This minimal intervention Fiano is made with indigenous yeast, has no added acid and 2020 sees the first inclusion
of a tiny portion fermented in old french oak.


With 100 ha of premium grapevines on the Taranga property, the Oliver family has over 50 blocks representing different grape varieties, clones, soil types & vine ages.

Corrina Wright, 6th Generation

100% Fiano

100% McLaren Vale
Pale Straw
13 %


2020 Vintage
James Suckling

Vivid peach and lemon peel with white flowers and creamy notes, too. The palate has a supple, fleshy feel, really mouth-filling and fresh at once. This works very well and drinks so well now.

93 points
Stuart Knox - The Real Review

Very pale lemon-yellow colour in the glass. Beeswax, yellow stone fruits and some youthful estery notes on the nose. Medium-weighted with a hint of oily texture. Great length and drive, with ample stone fruit concentration. Time will see more layers develop as well

90 points
Qwine Reviews

Fresh and lip-smackingly textural, here is another Oliver's Taranga Fiano sure to get you in the mood.
Food pairing comes easy with wines like these. Bristling with fresh fruit and framed by savoury feels, the persistent finish keeps you coming back.
Aromas of lemons, lime leaf and cut herb make an enticing intro. A little time in the glass encourages slivers of ginger with basil to step forward. Sift a little deeper for cut pear and raw cashew nuttiness as you welcome them to the pleasuredome. There is a cool presence about it as a minerally vibe pushes through leading to Mediterranean tonic feels on close. A wonderful wine in so many ways. Go here.
Drink now.

93 points
Ned Goodwin for Halliday Wine Companion

2020 Fiano : Airbag pressed with zero adds; pressings blended back in with the free-run juice. Fermented with wild yeast, then stirred. I have followed the evolution of this cuvée from its nascent days to now. It has evolved for the better. Such promise in these hands and in the region at large! Lanolin, apricot pith, pear granita, lemon curd, ginger spice, raw almond and tatami mat notes, all. Exuberant fruit held in check by a crunchy quinine linger. Just a bit tangy.

93 points
Wine Pilot - Nicole Bilson

This wine is all about the joyful scents of childhood – strawberry sherbet, lime cordial, big juicy wedges of honeydew and rockmelon. Such lovely, juicy fruit and the more you swirl your glass, the more it gives.

Begging to be sipped al fresco on a summer day, it’s crisp and zippy; not at all sweet but with such concentration of fruit that your mind tries to play tricks on you. Balancing notes of freshly picked mixed herbs and nuttiness adds complexity. A slightly oily, slightly pithy texture promises added layers with a few more months in bottle. Drink with crusty rolls filled with barbecued prawns just off the grill and a spritz of lemon

87 points