2023 Lo Stesso Fiano
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2023 Lo Stesso Fiano

Heathcote, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$29. 99
$359.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2023-2025)
ABV: 13%
Closure: Stelvin

This small planting (less than 1 hectare) of Fiano on the Jasper Hill property is located very close to the winery at the southern end of Georgia’s Paddock. The wine is made by Emily and Georgia Roberts and in the early years was produced entirely from purchased fruit. It was partially fermented in used oak and bottled relatively early (under stelvin) to retain freshness.
Brilliant pale straw colour with a subtle tinge of green around the edges and a watery hue. Nosing draws out a combination of lime, Granny Smith apple, orange rind, Mediterranean herb and flinty mineral scents. Crunchy lime, pear, green apple and tangy mandarin fruits are backed by zesty mineral infused acidity. Delicate infusions of fresh herbs also chime in. Finishes dry, racy and flinty.
Drink over the next 1-2 years.
Alc. 13%

Other Reviews….
Nicely unctuous, with a skein of juicy freshness underlying. Full and textural in the mouth. Stone-fruit accents are juxtaposed against riffs on Pastis, marzipan, tatami straw, cinnamon oak-derived spice and salted almond. Super intense, vibrant and fresh, despite the intensity of it all. Fantastic fiano embellished with just the right amount of skin contact in the press. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
95 points

Where to start. The texture, the spice, the warm carry of apple and pear notes? The assured confidence of the winemaker with a grape relatively new to Heathcote? It's all here. Inviting citrus, baked apple, pear, honeysuckle and nougat aromas. Waxy and clean, the palate glides, distributing flavour gently spiced and tightly controlled by zesty fresh acidity. Delicious! Drink to 2027.
95 points
Jeni Port - James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion