Fiano is a grape found commonly in southern Italy (Campania) and Sicily. Small berries, thick skins and low yields make this variety and expensive one for growers. Renowned for it’s strong colour, flavours and aromas (honey, spice, florals and nuts) it is fast becoming a favourite in Australia’s bars. 125 dozen only.
Ricca Terra Farms Fiano, handpicked and wild- fermented in stainless steel tank on solid lees, stirred regularly for complexity. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Honeysuckle, citrus and spicy cinnamon all leap out of the glass. Lime tart! White peach and citrus blossom, with a saline thread. On the savoury side look for sweet green pea, mint and wasabi. Yes, wasabi, you know you love it. The palate shows sweet lemon/lime, some sensual musk/vanilla, but all with a maritime and briny touch. Rich and long, viscous and textural, yet dances lightly on the palate.
Enjoy with or without food.