I was sure Laura Branigan had a hit single in 1984 with a song called “Fi ano” but as it turns out, it was “Ti amo” which means “I love you” in Italian. Ironic isn’t it when you consider Fiano is a native grape variety of that country. I have to admit, I have become quite enamoured with the variety.
An excellent start to this wine offering plenty on the nose with subtle lemons and limes, slightly floral but apricots steal the aromatic show.
The palate is quite a rich and textural, almost Pinot Gris like thanks to a pear character too but it’s the length that is a very pleasant surprise. There’s a viscous Viognier-ish sort of palate weight to the wine that makes it just hang there. It’s pretty bloody nice I can tell you and, I know I’ve said this before but, don’t let it get too cold.
Region: Adelaide Hills Price: $25 Source: Sample