Lino Ramble Ludo Fiano 2017 (McLaren Vale, South Australia) "...
LAST OF THIS VINTAGE
One third of the wine sees skin contact, one third barrel fermented, one third stainless steel. Natural fermented, no fining or filtering, no additions. Winemaker Andy Coppard likes that with McLaren Vale fiano the acid tends not to drop out, as with some varieties, even with some heat in the latter stages of harvest time. Righteous.
"This is a stunner. Love the perfume, sea spray, honey-kissed almond, ripe lemon, pretty as but with a mineral-charred edge. Texture, freshness, thread of saline acidity. Just the ticket. It rolls smooth and bright across the palate, pear-like with a touch of richness, but that skinsy tang and tug. Beautiful wine; shout it from the roof tops." - 94 Points Mike Bennie Wine Front
93 Points Wow Factor Whites: James Halliday
Citrus, dried hay, honeysuckle and spice nose. On the palate: grapefruit, honeysucke and sourdough. Fresh and bright acidity gives the wine excellent length, and extended skin contact has resulted in a lush, rich mid-palate.