Summer Swarm Fiano 2018 (750mL)
Please make up orders in lots of 6 or 12. Mixed 6 packs or dozens OK.
Fiano (100%) HILLTOPS
Moderate and well-spaced rain events during spring 2017 gave way to a dry December/January and Indian Summer. These deep-rooted vines thrived in the dry conditions producing a moderate crop of blemish-free, pristine Fiano grapes.
Fiano is thought to have been the grape behind the Roman wine Apianum that was produced in the hills above Avellino in Campagnia, Italy. The wine was produced by a grape known to the Romans as vitis apiana, with the root of apiana being the Latin for bees. Fiano is grown by Peter Mullany and family on deep red granitic loam near Wombat in the Hilltops region of NSW.
The grapes were hand-harvested at around 12.8 Baume. The fruit was whole-bunch pressed and fermented in stainless steel on full solids. Fermentation was conducted at around 18 degrees celsius with a neutral yeast, before clarification and bottling.
Delicate hints of white flowers, lemon, herbs and almonds yield to a dry, crisp palate with citrus notes and a finish characterised by freshness and minerality. Marries beautifully with soups, shellfish, fresh cheeses such as buffalo mozzarella and legume dishes.