La Prova Fiano 2023
2023 Fiano, Adelaide Hills
Texture, spice, depth.
Fiano epitomises all the things we love about Italian grape varieties: super delicious, aromatic but with a lovely subtlety, textural with a little bit of grip to the finish, and versatile in the vineyard across the extremes of different grape growing seasons. Pronounceable too!
Climate | Diverse but largely cooler due to elevation.
Season |The 2023 growing season was mild and cool, which added a little citrus and finesse to the usual Fiano pithy goodness, with regular rainfall. It started late, finished late and the grapes had lots of hang time and light yields.
Source | This ancient Campanian variety loves the warm sunny days and cool nights of Kersbrook in the northern Adelaide Hills, with the addition of a new, more elevated, close planted Woodside vineyard in 2022.
Winemaking | 58% was fermented in tank with fluffy lees after partial settling, giving us bright fruit, and 42% was barrel fermented in old French oak for a delicious textural component, including a mixture of wild ferment on full solids and then the balance with partially settled juice. Vegan friendly.
Style | Trademark chalky minerality, coupled with a lemon pith/bitter almond grip on the finish, making a tantalisingly textured palate and savoury finish. Fiano always speaks strongly of its vintage which in 2023 highlights the long, cool season creating bright citrus characters and flavoursome depth.
Released | August 2023