Fiano is a relatively unknown white grape outside its home of in Southern Italy. However, its thick skin and small berries make it an ideal candidate for high quality winemaking in the Adelaide Hills. The aromas show medium intensity with notes of honey, hazelnut, cloves and lemons. The palate is full bodied with waxy intensity and a long crisp finish. This is a well made, unoaked style with excellent length and some potential to age. The Scott Fiano recently took a trophy at the Adelaide show for good reason! Drink now to 2016.
About the Winery:
Sam Scott comes from a long background in the wine industry. His great grandfather worked in the cellar with Max Schubert (Penfolds Grange inventor), and passed the knowledge through the generations. Despite Sam’s early interest in the retail/business side of the industry he gradually gravitated towards production, where he ended up winemaking for “Bird in Hand”, another classy Adelaide Hills operation. In 2009 he started his own venture and hasn’t looked back. You can tell that Sam has a passion for food and Italian wines (he once sold iconic Italian wines for an Australia retailer) when you try his offerings. He has based his portfolio on the Italian varieties of Fiano, Pinot Grigio, and Sangiovese along with the Aussie faithful Shiraz, as well as a Sparkling made from classic Champagne varietals. The Fiano is genuinely excellent, and the wine media have grasped on to this “hot new varietal” proving his acute business acumen as well. The red blend (Shiraz/Sangiovese) is also a winner, especially on the food circuit. Sam is a rising star, blazing his own way, and by the way he’s a pretty good bloke to boot!
Adelaide Hills, South Australia
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