Wild Olive Fiano 2021 (McLaren Vale, South Australia) "...stonefruit, melon, nectarine..."

Regular price $144.00 $122.95 Sale

Rutherglen Wine Show 2021 - TOP GOLD - 96 Pts

Certified Organic, Vegan Friendly, Minimal Preservatives

Sustainable organic management include under-vine mulching to enrich the soil and increase carbon content, manual removal of weeds, no synthetic herbicide and fungicide use and zero artificial inputs ensures vines with better balance, fruit concentration and overall vineyard biodiversity and health.

"What a Vintage! Following all of the challenges 2020 threw at us it was satisfying to enter the 2021 season with our vineyards in near perfect condition and Mother Nature smiling down on us. Good winter rains set the vines up for the perfect start to the growing season with mild conditions continuing through from budburst to flowering. This allowed for good, even fruit set and low disease pressure. The relatively mild conditions continued through veraison and onto ripening with only a handful of days over 35 degrees Celsius. As the fruit ripened on the vine we knew we would be crafting the best wines of the decade (it is year 1 after all). Harvest began in late January and continued in and even, unhurried pace into late March with all varieties looking simply stunning.

WINEMAKING

A moderate crop of certified organic Fiano was handpicked in the quiet, cool dawn hours and soft pressed as quickly as possible in our small batch winery. After cold settling some of the heavier solids, the still slightly cloudy juice was carefully racked to cooled fermentation tanks where it was slowly fermented to retain freshness and vibrancy. Pressings were fermented separately with a small percentage being added back into the final blend. This organically certified wine was bottled with no fining and only a light filtration.

Soft yellow green straw in colour, aromas of stonefruit, melon, exotic spice and nectarine. a refreshing lively palate with tropical fruits, texture and finesse." - Winery notes