Oliver’s Taranga Fiano 2021
Great to see Oliver’s Taranga having a good crack at Fiano, and they are one of the leaders at getting this variety acceptance around the country. You want to give this wine some air as it opens up very shy and almost neutral but with time starts to build fruit complexity and texture. There are citrus, pithy fruit aromas to begin before more tropical and floral elements emerge. The palate is bright with crisp acidity providing a fresh bite that sits well with the more textural feel for this variety. It lingers nicely too and will be surprisingly versatile with food, from a casual picnic hamper through to Hainanese Chicken Rice. Just don’t chill it down too far or you’ll miss out on all the fun.