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2021

Fiano

Region:

Langhorne Creek

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STORY

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There's something special about the way that the southern Italian varieties fit into the viticultural landscape of South Australia. They just work. Their tolerance to the stressful climatic conditions, their unique flavour profiles and the balance between freshness and texture all plays a part in their suitability, and ensures they'll still be here in years to come. I wanted to make our Fiano to express this, walking the knife edge between lively minerality and complexing texture. The nose begins with white flowers, grapefruit that softens with honeyed tones that echoes the winemaking practices: half was fermented in tank for retention of crisp brightness with the other half in old barrels that bring about the more textural elements.

WINEMAKING

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Machine harvested in the coolest part of night, basket pressed and settled for 24 hrs. The batch was split to ferment half in old barrels and half in stainless steel. Fermented until dry with wild yeasts, with the barrel component undergoing spontaneous MLF. The tank was topped up with some of the barrels with a couple remaining to build texture. Aged for 6 months in stainless with a month in bottle prior to release.

TASTING NOTES

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NOSE: White flowers, grapefruit and white peaches, honey, brioche and chalk.

PALATE: Lively acid that's zesty and fresh, supporting the citrus elements. A mineral edge that softens into gentle honeyed tones yet remains bright and enticing.

PLATE: Fisherman’s basket with plenty of hot chips or a smelly oozey cheese.

CELLAR: Up to 10 years.