The variety takes its name from the Latin ‘vitis apiana’, as the grapes were so sweet they proved to be irresistible to bees (‘api’).
Fiano was selected by Mark Lloyd when looking for a new southern Italian variety to grow in McLaren Vale.
The first Australian Fiano was released by Coriole from the 2005 vintage. The nose is floral with citrus, white peach and melon.
The palate is fresh and rich with honeydew and lemon.
It displays good mouth feel with layers of flavour and weight, finishing long and clean.
Fiano’s complexity and distinctive texture will help it complement a wide range of dishes, from light fresh seafood in summer, to richer shellfish, poultry and even red meat dishes in the cooler months.
Read more about the wine: www.coriole.com/