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The Bio Project Fiano 2021

Tasting Note

Hand harvesting and gentle whole bunch pressing capture the essence of this fragrant, crisp and intensely varietal estate-grown Fiano.

Pale straw, highlighted with vibrant green. Aromas of lemon blossom, kaffir lime leaves and pear entice. Hazelnut-crusted lemon curd and green apple flavours flow through the structured palate and are focused into the lingering finish by a fresh, natural acidity.

*Available at Vintage Cellars, Liquorland, and First Choice Liquor Market.

*No animal products were used in the production of this wine.

 

$25.00

Bronze medals:
  • 2021 International Wine & Spirit Competition, UK
  • 2021 McLaren Vale Wine Show, class 5

Region

100% McLaren Vale

Variety

100% Davey Estate Fiano

Alcohol

12.0%

PH

3.15

Titratable Acidity

6.5 g/L

Viticulture Good winter and early spring rains were followed by a generally dry and temperate growing season. Good flowering conditions, particularly for the later ripening varieties, resulted in higher berry numbers per bunch. Canopies developed well and were balanced to the slightly above average yields. We started harvest with Pinot Noir for Rosé on the 3rd of February and finished with Touriga Nacional for red on the 8th of April. Slow and steady ripening, without excessive heat events, resulted in superb varietal fruit intensity with balanced natural acidity and fine tannin structures. The 2021 McLaren Vale vintage was simply outstanding and the resulting wines a joy to craft.
Aaron Brasher
The Real Review

Aromas of nettles, cucumber, melon skin and spice. Cool, greener fruit flavour, lemony, green melon, textured, bright acidity, good length, some phenolic grip shapes the length.

James Halliday
winecompanion.com.au

Hand-picked fruit, whole bunch-pressed, provides an ultra-precise portrait of a variety that produces all sorts of organoleptic challenges at the drop of a hat – and which I enjoy to the full. So the rectitude of this elegant, fine, lime-infused version has to be understood within the broader fiano context.

93 pts. Special Value
Ned Goodwin
Halliday Wine Companion March 2022

This is an intriguing wine in the very best sense. Gently oxidative and nicely phenolic, mitigating the soft acidity. Pear tarte tatin, raw almond, wild fennel and pistachio. Expansive and mouth-coating, such is the compelling texture. Long and chewy, drawing an incisive vicissitude between the Australian obsession with fruit and textural complexity. Euro styling to a fine degree.

93 pts. Special Value