Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Ballandean Estate Fiano 2015
From a vintage where much of the Ballandean Estate crop was wiped out by hail on Christmas Day, this vineyard which is a few kilometres from the winery was spared. And the fruit clearly loves its home. I saw these vines in November last year, many reaching eight feet into the sky before they were trimmed the following week.
Tropical fruit, pear skin, green apple peel and a white flower like perfume.
Add a little textural tease courtesy of some creaminess which is quite generous but damn it's fresh, clean and bloody tasty. Hard to reject a second pour that's for sure.
Drink now bathed in sunshine or in the pool.
Region: Granite Belt
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