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2017 Leaf Series Fiano

The Fiano variety was introduced to Australia from the Campania region of Italy where it has been grown since the days of the Romans. It thrives in warmer climates such as northern end of the Margaret River region. It is mid weighted variety similar to semillon.

winemaking

The fruit for this wine was sourced from a vineyard near Cowaramup in the heart of Margaret River. The Fiano grapes were machine harvested in the cool of night to retain freshness and to avoid oxidation. The grapes were placed through the destemmer to remove unwanted stalks before being chilled down to the bag press. Gentle pressing followed to stainless steel tank for cold settling of solids. The clear juice then racked to another tank for fermentation. A small portion of juice was also placed in old french oak barriques for fermentation. Wild yeasts were used for the fermentation at temperatures sub 15 degrees C.

tasting comments

Pleasant aromas of lemon curd and white peach. Zest and stone-fruit dance on the palate, carried by a waxy texture and finishing with a fresh acidity.

food matching

The fleshy texture of Fiano makes it a great match for creamy, savory sea food and pasta based dishes.

  • Vintage:2017
  • Region:Margaret River
  • Varietal(s):Fiano
  • Alc / Vol:14.0%
  • Optimal drinking:Now until 2022

2017 Leaf Series Fiano