Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy Fiano 2013 Review

Posted: March 19, 2014 in Australia
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Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy Fiano 2013

Style: Dry White

Country: Australia

Region: Adelaide Hills


Overview: Fiano is predominately grown in the Campania region in Italy. It’s a variety that tends to like warmer climates, thus why it is grown in Australian region such as McLaren Vale, Rutherglen and Adelaide Hills. Unlike some of the Italian white varieties such as Pinot Grigio and Arneis Fiano is quite a complex variety that can handle more hands on wine making such as time in oak. However, this Fiano is a more stripped back, simple version. It is not concerned with the musing of Sartre and does not claim to be Morrissey’s biggest fan, it does not ask the ever pressing question of why, it is focused on the fun and frivolous. This wine displays the fresh, lifted characters of Fiano and is ultimately approachable now.


Tasting note: Floral on the nose with underlying hints of straw and pineapple. Freshly cut Granny Smith apples on the palate with citrus and jasmine notes. Simple and refreshing.


Final Say: Not as complex as some Fiano out there but a great introduction to the variety. $25 a bottle.


Score: 15.5 out of 20


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