Il Piano McLaren Vale Fiano 2020
Winemaker: Matt Wenk
Tasting Notes: In the glass this wine is a pale straw colour. The nose is inviting with citrus, lime, talc and almond meal with a creamy lift. On the palate these themes continue with more delicious mouth-watering citrus, almond meal and subtle oak. It is long and balanced with lovely acidity and texture.
Cellaring: Drink now until 2028 with careful cellaring.
Viticulture: 2020 was warm and dry, although the cool nights were a godsend. This Fiano is from a young block in the south eastern foothills of McLaren Vale. With excellent acid retention, this fruit was hand-picked in pristine condition and required no adjustment at the winery.
Vinification & Maturation: This hand picked Fiano was 10% destemmed with skin contact for one month, the balance was whole bunch pressed with 35% barrel fermented and 55% in stainless steel. Fermentation was all wild, with no malo occurring, this wine was then blended and bottled after 4 months.