There are only two sparkling Fiano wines in Australian now - this is number two!
A more than approachable wine, it's named after family matriarch Majorie Oliver. Excellent packaging too I might add - very impressive.
Corrina Wright always wanted to make Champagne she tells me. A hard task when you don't grow Chardonnay, et al. So Sparkling Fiano made Methode Traditionnelle it is. This is the debut wine and Corrina sought the help of Deviation Road's Kate Laurie to mentor her through the process.
Lots of lemon and lemongrass aromas. Slight white florals, lime zest, soft cream and a curious custard type aroma. An ideal aperitif, there's a good flow to the wine but it doesn't roll through to the back of the palate as much as I'd like. It's fresh and vibey apart from that with enough textural appeal to please.
Yes it's pricey but small batch sparkling is certainly not a cheap exercise to produce.
Region: McLaren Vale