Fiano 2016 Limited Release
Rich yellow straw. Scents of Jonathon apple, lemon citrus and field blossom. Full and round with concentrated melon and honeydew, perfectly balanced and closing with a racy acid line.
The grapes were harvested in the cool hours of the early morning and crushed straight to press. Only a free run fraction was taken (550L/T) with a light clarification before fermentation. The juice was inoculated with a cultured yeast to maximise the varietal character and aromatic potential. The wine fermented slowly over 2 weeks in a mix of stainless steel and 3 year old French oak puncheons. At the completion of ferment the wine and yeast lees were transferred to full storage and stirred weekly for 9 months to increase the mouthfeel and palate weight. Once the perfect balance was achieved the two components were assembled and prepared for bottling.
The wine’s acidity makes is well suited to rich, full flavoured dishes. Serve with pasta dishes, creamy cheeses and salty meats or with seafood. Enjoy now or within the next three years.
"Fiano is an ancient grape variety grown most commonly in Sicily and Campania. The growing conditions in these regions are closely aligned to Rutherglen, with warm days, moderate evenings and extended autumns. The wine typically has an intense nose, strong flavour and high natural acidity." - Colin Campbell