2023 Bondar Fiano

In our opinion, one of Australia's best Fianos. Pure fruit with layers of waxy texture built on zippy natural acidity. Quality stuff.
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Everything Andre Bondar and Selina Kelly touch seems to turn to gold. Here's the latest instalment of their delicious McLaren Vale Fiano.

It comes from the same vineyard that supplies the likes of Coriole and Lino Ramble for their popular Fianos, with time fermenting on its skins and in ceramic egg adding extra texture to what is beautifully pristine fruit.

Fiano is a variety making waves in Australia and this is a terrific example.

Just a small amount made so get in quick!

"Some skin contact and ageing in old French barrels gives this fresh, aromatic variety texture and complexity. 160 dozen bottles made."
- Andre Bondar (Bondar Wines)

"Long, detailed and imminently satisfying, this is delicious. Drink or hold. Screw cap."
- Ned Goodwin MW (James Suckling)

Fiano from the Lacey block, three kilometres due East of the printine Maslin Beach coastline. Some skin contact and ageing in old French barrels gives this fresh, aromatic variety texture and complexity. 160 dozen bottles made.

92 points - "A medium-bodied fiano boasting notes of spiced quince, almonds and pistachios, with a pickled saltiness to the finish, like a gin and tonic doused with rosemary. Long, detailed and imminently satisfying, this is delicious. Drink or hold. Screw cap." - Ned Goodwin MW (James Suckling)

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  • JW
    James W.
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    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Bondar bewdy!

    A very tasty Fiano, with plenty of texture, acidity and flower/pear hints on the palate and nose

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • CM
    Cules M.
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    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Wonderful summer wine

    Easy to drink with low acidity. If you are looking for something different to Chardonnay, Sauv Blanc, Pinot Gris, then try this wine.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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Bondar Wines

Andre & Selina Bondar are one of the great modern Australian wine success stories. We have been massive fans of their wines since their very first vintage and tell anyone who will listen that if you want to taste what modern McLaren Vale wines are all about then this is who you need to try.

Their home block, the highly decorated Rayner Vineyard, which straddles the Blewitt Springs and Seaview sub-regions of The Vale, was originally planted back in the 1950s but the Bondar family chapter in that vineyard's story will be its most significant. Dre and Sel's wines are honest and vibrant, built more on freshness and digestibility rather than raw South Australian power.

They make brilliant, vibrant Grenache, balanced and concentrated Shiraz, elegant Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, and one of the country's most bankable Rose wines plus a raft of small-batch alternative varieties. Their range nails quality and drinkability at every turn.

Andre & Selina Bondar - McLaren Vale, SA Discover Bondar Wines

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