What type of wine is fiano?
Despite its age this grape has only just been ‘discovered’ by Australian winemakers, as they turn their focus from France to Italy in search of the sort of heat-resistant grapes that can cope with the ever greater demands of our changing climate. The hardiness and unique characteristics of the grape have seen it gain a wealth of fans – both producers and drinkers – in a short amount of time.
What does fiano taste like?
The flavour profile of fiano leans far more toward the earthy end of the spectrum than it does the fruity. While notes of peach, grapefruit and lemon zest will be present, herby and nutty flavours will be more noticeable on the palate.
Is fiano dry or sweet?
Where does the best fiano come from?
The grape has found success in McLaren Vale and the Clare Valley, but it’s been in the less feted and slightly warmer regions of the Riverland and Riverina that fiano has maybe found its Australian home. The light and fresh wines often produced by these areas are far removed from the rich and waxy Italian offerings, and are opening up the grape to entirely new segments of the wine drinking public.