2018 White et Al. Fiano/Chenin Blanc
A 66:34 blend of Fiano and Chenin Blanc. McLaren Vale's best suited white varieties come together for the first time to produce this unique blend. Textural, yet crisp. Fruit driven. 10% fermented to dryness on skins.
Vineyard and Winemaking info
Two thirds Fiano, one third Chenin Blanc. Fiano comes from the Lacey vineyard in the Tatachilla sub region of southern McLaren Vale. Only a few kilometres from the sea and almost at sea level, it is a cool maritime influenced area of the Vale. Sandy loam over a limestone base, scattered with ironstone fragments. – Chenin comes from the Willamba vineyard in the Blewitt Springs region of McLaren Vale. One of the highest areas of the Vale and about 15km inland. Very mild climate and gully breezes. Deep rich sand and loam mix over a clay base. Grapes were hand and machine harvested, fermented separately, a portion of Fiano was fermented on skins until dry in a small open fermenter, and then matured in a seasoned French barrique. The rest of the Fiano and Chenin fermented separately in stainless steel, using a combination of natural and mixed culture yeasts. No fining, minimal filtration.