Small Batch Wines | 2012 Fiano
We were blessed with a spectacular vintage in 2012-reds will be talked about for a long time! Don't disregard the whites though, the Fiano fruit and vines looked stunning, and we are excited to bring this 2012 Fiano to you.
Fiano is a relatively new variety to Australia, and originates from the Campagna region of Italy. This is our 5th vintage of Fiano and we love working with it.
Fiano is made with indigenous yeasts, and has no added acid. The 2012 Fiano has been made without the use oak.
Gold Medal winner - 2015 McLaren Vale Wine Show
Awards & Accolades:
90+ points 'Gently scented candle wax, sweet lemon blossoms, slate and a whiff of hazelnut. Take me to Campania. The palate has some suprising strenght, almost sternly chalky in texture, and suggesting a wine that may do some good things with time in cellar too. As is, its juicy, washy fruit takes over the youthful, steely resolve - a lilting spectrum of citrus, green pear and quince. The finish is a bit oily and yet obliquley tart, but it's mostly forgiven, even enjoyed, in the exotic framework of the wine'
Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, July 2011
4 STARS "This Italian variety is showing increasing interest and Oliver's has been one of it's champions. With it's latest release showing properly distinctive personality from start to finish....... the palate with decent medium-bodied weight and texture filling the mouth. Capitivating"
Tony Love, Herald Sun
- La Donna Del Vino, Nov 2012, Gramma Magazine
OLIVER’S TARANGA VINEYARDS Fiano 2012
McLaren Vale, South Australia
Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards is a family-run property headed by effervescent winemaker, Corrina Wright, who is a strong supporter of alternative varieties and their suitability for the McLaren Vale region.
Fiano is a native variety of the southern Campania region in Italy and produces distinctive wines inland from the city of Naples. This particular Fiano, produced in McLaren Vale, is part of their Small Batch range that includes Tempranillo, Sagrantino, Vermentino, Moscato and Grenache.
The Oliver’s Taranga Fiano is a medium-bodied white with aromas of sweet white florals, citrus fruit and smoked turkey breast. Its zesty acidity as it touches the palate has an immediate cleansing effect. The follow through is supported by mid-palate generosity with savoury characters like sage and minerals, and a chalky texture and yeasty richness at the finish. Is there really any wonder why my daily drinking is often dotted with wines from Italian grape varieties? That overriding savoury quality and texture is just too delicious to pass up.
Stockists: Bottega Tasca, Carlton or online from Oliver’s Taranga