Fiano is gaining traction as a wine grape type in Australia. The workhorse regions were some of the first to plant such varieties and once young vines are now producing varietal and value for money examples.
Berton Vineyards, Winemaker’s Reserve, Fiano, Riverina, 2020
Floral white blossom and a veritable fruit salad of aromas with orange, lemon and lime citrus and slightly sweeter star fruit. Fiano’s signature doughy scent (at least, signature for me) not as potent as previous vintages (the alcohol % is also down slightly) and with a soft green, herbaceous line. Charming and pleasant, zippy light bodied lime sorbet and with a faint amount of grip to the dry finish. Best enjoyed relaxing with sunshine on your face.
Rating: 16.25/20 (86/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Berton Vineyards