2017 FA-17 Fiano

2017 FA-17 Fiano

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Since 1921, Mount Pleasant has been crafting superb wines from the Estate, evolving its winemaking and trialling new and exciting wines. In 2016 we introduced this new wine varietal to the Mount Pleasant B-Side range created from new blocks planted on the Estate. Fiano is an Italian variety known for its intensity, this low cropping variety produces wines of power and freshness, which suit the warmer site selected at Mount Pleasant.




About this Wine


Hunter Valley, NSW


Adrian Sparks


Pale Straw.


Hints of citrus, pear, and white peach are harmoniously integrated with spice, milk bottle and guava.

Growing Conditions

An excellent year in the Hunter Valley. Dry throughout the growing season, the vineyards burst early but a cool spring slowed the growth periods, meaning ripening was around 2-3 weeks later than usual. December saw warm weather with average rainfall allowing for healthy and clean canopies giving excellent ripening conditions. January and February saw significantly lower than average rainfall conditions which meant ripening was even and let the team have the ability to pick fruit at its optimum ripeness.


An intense, textural palate with excellent length and balance, with ripe citrus fruit prevalent.


Hand-picked off young vines, crushed to tank before being racked to old puncheons for natural fermentation. After this was complete 10 days later, the barrels were topped and stirred for 8 months. Blended and bottled in December.







Food Matches


Peak Drinking

Will drink well now and for the short term.

Professional Reviews

91 points - Campbell Mattinson

2020 Halliday Wine Companion

FA-17. Young vine fiano (though the variety isn't mentioned on the label) given time in old oak. Texture has been gathered, as has stone fruit and nashi pear flavour. The price is a stretch but the wine has character and shape.