Monday 31 August 2015

Briar Ridge 2015 Fiano - Hunter Valley

PASTA dishes and seafoods will partner
nicely with this Hunter Valley Fiano.

ONE TO NOTE: THE Hunter Valley's Briar Ridge Wines has released a 2015 Fiano, a Southern Italian varietal that in Australia has been mostly made until now in warmer regions such as McLaren Vale, Riverland, the Clare Valley and the Adelaide Hills.

Winemaker Gwyn Olsen brought in fruit from the Hunter's Howards Vineyard for this new-direction wine, a drop with an interestingly lively palate of ginger spice, cumquat and hazelnut to the fore and a quite lovely zestiness.  And while an enjoyable buy-now, drink-now wine, Gwyn says it's showing all signs of developing further complexity over the next five years; pay $28 and enjoy with pasta dishes or seafoods.

for week beginning 31 August 2015

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