Fiano was selected in Italy by Mark Lloyd as a white variety to form a duo with Coriole's Sangiovese. Fortunately there were a few vines available in an old collection in Australia and the first of three vineyards was established in 2001.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
89 Points & 4 Stars "A rare Aussie example of a grape traditiolly grown in Campania, Italy. The shy aromas are dusty, herbal and faintly stone-fruity, with the palate structure is light and soft, slightly yeasty, with just enough richness to lift it above the ruck." Gourmet Traveller WINE, Huon Hooke (Australia), April 2009
4 Stars "Rich and finely textured wine brimming over tropical fruit with a nice savoury character and good level of acidity. The finish is long and lingering." Winestate (Australia), April 2009
92 Points "There’s a growing interest in this Italian white in McLaren Vale, and Coriole have their eye on the prize. Stone fruits and some more exotic notes, smells really attractive. The palate’s packed with rich stone fruit flavours and richly textured, finishes crisp and clean." Wine Business Monthly, Nick Stock (Australia), January 2009
93 Points "Fiano is rapidly becoming one of my favourite dry whites and Coriole’s efforts just keep getting better and better. Wax candle, green herbs, juicy peach, crisp green pears and flintiness mingle in this fasciting textural wine. It drinks beautifully, has low alcohol and works brilliantly with food. The length is good too and there’s a sort of liquorice root flavour on exit that I’m really digging. Top wine." www.winefront.com.au, Gary Walsh (Australia), 30 Oct 08
Winery Tasting Notes
The wine is sprightly and bright, with the up-front, natural acidity typical of the variety; aromas of grapefruit, lemon and green apple are augmented by touches of frangipani and fresh herbs.
The palate is refreshing, with the signature long texture of the variety.
This wine will complement a wide range of dishes, from light fresh seafoods in summer, to richer meat and poultry in the cooler months.