2018 VARNEY WINES SEMILLON FIANO
$28.00 - $336.00
Semillon - Kuitpo Vineyard, McLaren Range, Adelaide Hills
Planted: 1998 | Elevation: 341 to 302 metres | Soil type: Ironstone gravel over Clay
Fiano - Alexandrina Plains, Langhorne Creek
The Fiano was cold soaked on its skins for 24 hours prior pressing. The juice was hyper-oxidised to soften phenolics prior fermentation in matured French Barriques. The Semillon was fermented long, cold and clean to retain freshness.
Contains minimal sulphites.
GRAPE COMPOSITION: 60% Semillon, 40% Fiano
PRODUCTION: 160 cases
Acidity: 7.7 g/l | pH: 3.17 | Alc/Vol: 12.4%
92 Points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, Jan 2020
"60% Semillon and 40% Fiano. Interesting blend.
Lime, chamomile, raw almond, saline. Good skinsy tannin and crunch to the texture, brine and ripe citrus, apple as well, juicy, yet also pleasantly bitter, and again the distinct salinity in the aftertaste. Wax and grip. Distinctly Italianate in feel, and also very enjoyable with it. A huge bowl of mussels would be ideal."