2017 Hart & Hunter Dr B's Fiano

Hunter Valley, NSW

Sizzling Fiano from the Hunter Valley.



About The Wine

The Fiano from Damien Stevens and Jodie Belleville at Hart & Hunter offers something off the beaten track of traditional Hunter Valley Semillon.

This was inspired by Damian's time in Campania, the natural acidity and texture of this variety capturing his imagination. He loved the drought resistant variety and thought the Hunter seemed like an ideal spot for this Italian upstart to thrive.

This is picked early for freshness then left on skins for about a day before pressing. This little time on skins adds more grip and chalkiness to the wine making it texturally interesting and a great counterpoint to the Hart & Hunter Semillons.

A unique wine of the Hunter Valley.

Damien and Jodie at Hart & Hunter
Damien and Jodie at Hart & Hunter
Hunter Valley, NSW
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"By rights fiano shouldn't have as much style and attitude at such low alcohol, and it succeeds admirably." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

After spending 3 months during vintage of 2006 in Campania Italy, we discovered our love of Italian varietals including Fiano which originates from this area. Ever since we had been quietly dreaming about securing a small parcel from the Hunter, of which it is a relatively new variety.

Being able to handle heat, drought and everything in between, the Hunter seems to suit this beauty, producing fruit of thick skins and good natural acidity. The 17′ is from a small block in Broke, so offering heavier soils and a solid canopy, all of which have contributed to a big luscious wine.

The Fiano is rich in style, and where there are no rules as such with the emerging varieties in Australia, we have stayed true to the Italian way of processing. Our favourite way to treat the fruit when it comes in is to cold soak it on skins for a good 18-24 hrs. This gives us the added bonus of phenolics, tannins and palate weight from skins, stalks and seeds.

Blend : Fiano (100%)
ABV : 11.5%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml


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