About this Wine
Hunter Valley, NSW
Hints of citrus, pear, and white peach are harmoniously integrated with spice, milk bottle and guava.
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.
Will drink well now and for the short term.
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.