Ballandean Fiano 2021


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Clean and clear, this is a cracking Fiano. Crisp with dry herbs and spices, there are notes of lemon curd and even a crème brulee character. More complex than many examples, but utterly delicious drinking now. Winemaker Dylan Rhymer has aimed more for that richer Italian style than what is often offered here. And it works. The Granite Belt is proving ideal for this Italian white variety. This is indeed full of flavour and there is a slightly bracing minerally undertow. The palate moves more to the tropical than the citrus on the nose and gives an impression of fruit sweetness. Good acidity, good length and excellent balance. Delicious.

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