Fiano Reserve2017

24.99

Fiano Reserve

Produced for the first time on the East Coast in 2015, Fiano is a grape of ancient ancestry in the vineyards of central Italy near Rome and Naples. A grape that adapts greatly to warm climates such as ours, Fiano has drawn the attention also of growers in south Australia and in Argentina’s Rioja region. We are truly excited to take the lead by presenting this varietal from the slopes of Goodlow Mountain.

Year

2017

Cellar Life

4yrs

We were fortunate to enjoy a fine growing season in 2017. This 20th harvest under viticulturist Fernando Franco rewarded us with a beautiful crop. The season started with an early bud-break followed by ideal gentle Spring rains, which supported a good bloom for the clusters. The early Summer was warm, although never becoming hot, and the grapes ripened with good speed. We started harvesting in perfect conditions with Moscato on August 8th, and finished on October 8th with Cabernet Sauvignon. All varietals showed great character, making this harvest reminiscent in style to 2007 and 2014, among the best we have experienced.

JamesSuckling.com 94 points
Fermentation In stainless steel at 65º F and aged with lees stirring for 7 months
Composition 100% Fiano
Analysis Alcohol, 13.0%
Residual Sugars, 0.2%
Total Acidity, 0.57%

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