“12 of Australia’s most mouthwatering Fianos”
“Native to sunny Campania and one of Italy’s most ancient white grapes, fiano is a fast-growing favourite for winemakers in Australia – our conditions are perfect for it. With its rich texture, fresh citrus and floral notes, and saline acid drive, fiano is the perfect middle ground between riesling and chardonnay. It has also proven itself as an adaptable and versatile variety to Australia’s vineyards and wineries. We blind-tasted 34 examples, finding wines of complexity and sheer individuality. Here are our top 12. (…).
St Brioc Wine Co Fiano, McLaren Vale, A$28. There’s great varietal composure here. It sits in the sweet and sour spectrum, with flavours darting between lemon and ginger, and honey and flowers. A total sensory pleasure that would be best amplified by a table in the sun and a plate of crab linguine.”
Dom Sweeney, Staff Picks, Gourmet Traveller Wine, October/November 2020
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