Fiano Reserve2018


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.



Cellar Life


This season will be remembered by all Virginia growers as one of the most challenging, characterized by a mild spring with early and very fruitful bud break, followed by well above average rainfall in June and July which required extensive leaf pulling and mowing. In our district we experienced a warm and fairly dry August which allowed good to very good ripening in whites and some red varietals, but heavily penalizing Cabernet Sauvignon. In the end, we are very pleased with the fragrant whites and for individual parcels of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Nebbiolo. There will be a short vintage of Octagon 2018.

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, 0.63%

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