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2020 Vino Intrepido 'Sting Like a Bee' Mornington Peninsula Fiano

Multi-regionalWhite

$ 34.99 AUD

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The Campania region in Italy’s south-west is one of the rare regions where white and red wines are almost equal. There are several white varieties that produce outstanding quality, particularly fiano. This is now one of the most planted Italian white varieties in many regions in Australia. I was thrilled to discover that there was fiano planted in the cool-climate maritime region of the Mornington Peninsula, grown by Joe Vaughan in Tuerong. What an opportunity to be relished!Fruit was machine harvested and transferred to the winery for two days cold soaking on skins. After pressing all wine was fermented in a mixture of French oak barrels of differing size, then went through full malolactic fermentation. The wine was on lees until mid-November when it was racked and blended before bottling in early December 2020.There was a wine produced near Avellino back in ancient Roman times that was called Apianum that some have hypothesized was made from fiano. Apiana is latin for bees, and in this region it’s not uncommon to see bees attracted to the ripe fiano berries. This is where the name for this wine comes from, but with its high acidity and almost honeyed texture, it has a bit of sting to it.

Region - Multi-regional

Type - White

Year - 2020

Winery - VinoIntrepido

Grape - Fiano

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

A combination of citrus, florals and spice notes on the nose, bright and pure on the palate with saline texture and a waxy honey note as well.

Wine descriptors

For the Cellar, Captivating and Complex, Dry and Textured, Lean and Crisp, Minimal Intervention, Earthy and Savoury, Something Special, Vibrant and Exciting

Fruit aromas & flavour

Citrus, Stonefruit

Other aromas & flavour

Florals, Herbals, Minerality, Nuttiness

Body type

light

Acidity

light

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

Expert review

”Light to medium straw-yellow hue. Quite savoury on the nose with pastry, green herb, and wax notes. A full-bodied fiano that shows the versatility of the variety. Creamy textural elements flow with intensity and layers keep evolving right to the very long finish. Undoubtedly time will provide further complexity to build as well.” 92 points

Stuart Knox

The Grape

Fiano

A white grape variety from Southern Italy that has become quite a popular variety in Australia for its versatility and ability to capture terroir. Fiano can be made either dry, crunchy and lean, or rich, waxy and deeply flavoured with notes of zesty orange citrus, melon, white stonefruit, yellow pear, hazelnut, honey and subtle pine. A lovely alternative for Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

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