Cloud Cuckoo Land Fiano/Greco/Zibibbo 2019 (Riverland, South Australia) "...almond blossom, quince, pear..."
"Cloud Cuckoo Land is an imaginary state of absurd over optimism.
Right across South Australia, the 2019 vintage will be remembered as a very challenging one. Very dry conditions persisted throughout the growing season while some areas also had to contend with frost, hail and wind – all of which reduced the crop but helped increase concentration and quality.
The season began quickly with several varieties ripening at once but then progressed nicely, with the ability to pick when it suited given the settled weather.
Hand-picked before gentle de-stemming and crushing. Greco & Zibibbo were held on skins for 24 hours. Cool fermented separately followed by maturation on lees.
A vibrant, textural white with hints of almond blossom, quince and ripe pear. Tangy, almost exotic but pithy and delicious."