2023 Fiano

$28.00 / bottle

Our winemaker Corrina Wright is known in the wine business as the Queen of Fiano for good reason! 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.

Specifications

Region

Region

100% McLaren Vale

Winemaker

Winemaker

Corrina Wright, 6th Generation

Winemaking

Winemaking

Vegan friendly. Sustainable Winegrowing Australia certified.

Grape Variety

Grape Variety

100% Fiano

History

History

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.

Aroma

Aroma

Cut lime, green pears, salt lick and savoury tropical fruit notes. Elderflower, white cheese and a touch of struck match.

Wine & Vintage

Wine & Vintage

Corrina Wright is known in the wine business as the Queen of Fiano for good reason! 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 our 2022 Fiano includes a small portion fermented in French oak.

Palate

Palate

Bright and zesty, cut lime drive blended with triple cream brie texture filling out the palate. Nuts, fresh nashi pear, sweet basil leaf continue the flavour journey, generous and mouthfilling.

The Year That Continued

The Year That Continued

When we took a punt on planting a crazy unknown variety in our vineyards, over 15 years ago now, we really weren’t too sure how it was all going to turn out. Over the years, we have learnt that there are a lot of things we love about Fiano: the way it grows and the wines it makes. Slowly but surely our Fiano built a following at our cellar door and in restaurants, then in bottle shops. Now it seems that you all really like Fiano - like, really like like it! So much so, that we keep running out and have had to plant a couple more blocks to keep up with demand. Thanks so much for coming on the journey with us, and we hope you keep enjoying Fiano into the future.

Colour

Colour

Pale Straw

Alcohol

Alcohol

12.5 %

Reviews

This is one of the best fianos going around these days. It has the rare quality of a white wine with inbuilt texture and structure, its flavours ranging from savoury to lemony. HALLIDAY TOP 100 2023 95 points

- James Halliday

Potential with a capital P, this young Fiano is still in early building phase. The scaffolds up – acidity is keen – and the main works are in place, but it has a little way to go, revealing a serious quality side to the Italian grape variety. Everything sits beautifully in place in readiness. Nashi pear, green apple, spice, lemongrass are a little reserved now, but are the building blocks for a bright future. Texture is also in place and something of a treat. There are hints of a gentle savouriness, too, but this is something that will awaken with a little more time. A top example of a serious Fiano from a difficult vintage. 95 points

- Jeni Port

Another fine Italian white variety, this time from the Campagna region, which has found a home in McLaren Vale – its tolerance to heat and drought proving pivotal. Fiano is proving so popular that the team at Oliver’s have been forced to plant new vineyards to keep up with demand. I suspect that things will only get worse as the grape is proving ideal for the region. Gleaming pale yellow in colour, there are soft stonefruit notes, hints of fig, herbs, pears, citrus and minerals. There is even a rather pleasing hint of sweet corn, all supported by a gentle flick of acidity and decent length. Attractive now and over the next three to four years. 92 points

- Ken Gargett

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