2018 Fiano Trial Batch Murray Darling

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SKU: TB18-MUFIANO6

  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Textured & Savoury
  • FOOD PAIRING
    FOOD PAIRING
    Creamy Pasta, Chicken Schnitzel, Grilled Sardines
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Limited Cellar Door Release
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
Small Batch Winemaking
 
FIANO
Fiano is a white grape variety originally from the region of Campania, around Naples in southern Italy. It is also grown extensively on the island of Sicily and is gaining in popularity in warm regions of Australia.

A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

“The perfect wine for a lazy Sunday afternoon – cool and refreshing with a seductive texture.”

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 7 - 10°

CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 7 years

TASTING NOTES

This wine manages to be fruity and refreshing, and rich and textured, all at once. The flavours are layers of melon, citrus rind, waxy honey, marzipan and spice balanced by fresh acidity. It has weight and roundness in the mouth and the signature Fiano texture.


SEASON

It was a warm, dry season in which good fruit ripeness and vibrant flavours were achieved. An extended dry patch over January and February meant diseases pressure remained low and judicious irrigation was essential to maintain vine health and productivity.

WINEMAKING

Small-batch winemaking gives us the freedom to experiment with alternative varieties and winemaking techniques. This fruit was grown by the Chalmers family, pioneers of Italian grape varieties based at Merbein, near Mildura in the north-west corner of Victoria. The fruit was chilled overnight before processing then split into two batches that were treated differently – one portion was fermented in stainless-steel tank, the other in ceramic egg. The two portions were blended just prior to bottling, producing a wine with fresh fruit flavours and rich texture.

 
THE REGION

THE REGION

Murray Darling

Murray Darling is a large wine region straddling the Murray River in north-western Victoria and southwestern New South Wales. Summers are hot and dry with high sunshine hours.

There is a strong continental influence, with cool nights enabling production of quality fruit. Soils are calcareous sandy loams.

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THE TIER

THE TIER

TRIAL BATCH

SMALL BATCH WINEMAKING

The freedom to experiment with alternative varieties and winemaking techniques. Who knows what the next Trial Batch will be?

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THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

The Artwork

Batch #001A

Textured

Round

Layered

Waxy

Sundays

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