La Prova Fiano 2020
Amadio Vineyard, Kersbrook, Adelaide Hills. This Fiano is grown by Caj and Genny Amadio, on their visionary Kersbrook vineyard, in the warmer northern Adelaide Hills. It is a great site for the southern Italian varieties where the warm and dry days are tempered by the cooler nights. Regardless of the vintage conditions Fiano keeps a wickedly varietal character of chalky minerality, coupled with a lemon pith/bitter almond grip on the finish, making a tantalizingly textured palate and savoury finish.
The fruit was handpicked, chilled and then whole bunch pressed.60% of the juice was fermented with fluffy lees in a stainless steel tank, with the 40% balance was juice filled straight off the press tray to old French oak for wild ferment on full solids for a delicious textural component. Vegan friendly. Bottled in July 2020.