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Aromatic - Bright - Tensioned
Region: Kersbrook, Adelaide Hills
Soil: Alluvial Quartz-Shot Clay
Winemaker's NotesBeing a winery based in the Adelaide Hills and continuing our exploration into this most noble variety, it was a natural course that we pursue an example from our own region. We like to focus our energies on the Northern Adelaide Hills, surrounding the winery – with this wine hailing from the Quartz-Shot Clays of Kersbrook. Specifically, the Amadio Vineyard.
When questioning the nobility of a variety – it’s important to consider it’s ability to express it’s site and ability to age – further, we like to apply the ‘Australian-filter’ i.e. minimal to zero irrigation and minimal to zero acidification. Although we have explored three of the aforementioned points – we haven’t truly explored Fiano’s astounding ability to age.
Of course, being a variety with extraordinarily high acidity, and present phenolics – it’s a bit of a no-brainer. We both had a marvellous experience with one Avellino producer – Vadiaperti, who was kind enough to open a range of back-vintage Fiano for us – to prove this point. Upon tasting his freshly-finished-ferment examples, the acidity was so incredibly lean and taught – it’s obvious that age-ability was high on the agenda. We had been bitten – Fiano is noble, in almost every way.
When looking at the alluvial quartz-shot clays of Kersbrook, we decided it was time to explore this characteristic at length – picking on the leaner side of ripeness, minimising skin contact to 9 hours and maximising less contact to 6 months in 100% stainless steel.
What has resulted is a wine with white peach, straw, lemon rind and lime aromatics and a palate weight that is defined by it’s searing acidity and lemon-like pucker. A waxy/oily texture lends balance to the acidity – providing a lingering finish.
We’re quite excited to see how this wine evolves over the next 15 years.