2021 Linen Fiano
This range of wines, named after fashionable fabrics, feature the iconic paisley design for which the company is named. The pattern became synonymous with the Scottish town of Paisley situated close to Glasgow and was the birthplace of Kirsten's great-great grandfather, who emigrated to Adelaide in 1839.
100% Fiano from Adelaide Hills
100% Adelaide Hills, from a Kersbrook vineyard that is east facing with grey brown loam soils at an elevation of 300m. The low vigour vines produce fruit with great varietal definition, immense character and flavour. It is a perfect site for this native Italian grape variety.
The Adelaide Hills are very consistent and 2021 was again an amazing vintage for whites. The days were warm and the nights cool, perfect for flavour development and retaining natural acidity. The grapes hung in the vineyards until they had the perfect balance of fruit and acid.
Derek's Tasting Note
With a pale straw colour, the nose is very aromatic and lifted, with some nectarine, herbal and citrus notes. The palate is medium bodied with a melange of pineapple juice, granny smith apple, vanilla bean, lemon gelato and sage. With an initial slippery mouthfeel, the typical Fiano, “apricot pith” texture comes through. The acid balances the sweet characters magnificently and the wine finishes long and clean.