Three Ponds Fiano 2013
- Hunter Valley -
Bright straw green in colour. Lifted lemon and lime on the fresh and lively nose with some ginger spice; quite lean. One taster said the nose was reminiscent of aged Reisling. Lovely line and great interest on the palate which has good phenolics.
Vineyard Three Ponds Vineyard, Broke
Winemaker Andrew Spinaze
Fiano in the Hunter Valley
Fiano is an ancient grape, originating in southern Italy or Greece. After centuries lacking recognition, fiano regained popularity late last century around Avellino, in the Campania region of Italy. Fiano found its way to Australia around 2005, in McLaren Vale. Mount Eyre Vineyards are the Hunter Valley's fiano pioneers, with our first experimental vintage in 2012. In 2013, we bottled our first Three Ponds Fiano, winning a trophy at the Hunter Valley Wine Show. The rest is history with each release selling out quite fast. We have held back a few cases of our historic first release to complement our museum releases of other varietals. Fiano thrives in the Hunter's hot, dry conditions; however it has also demonstrated an ability to deal with summer rains. Just like many Sicilians and Neopolitans, fiano has migrated to Australia very successfully!