From the tasting team

Ned Goodwin: great white hopes

By Ned Goodwin MW

6 Oct, 2021

Halliday Tasting Team member Ned Goodwin MW explores fiano's rising popularity and why the Italian white is set to become one of Australia's go-to grapes.

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If we knew then what we know now, many of Australia’s established grape varieties would never have been planted. This is a controversial statement, tendentious even, but it is true. Which brings me to those varieties better suited to a warming climate in an already dry land. As importantly, to those varieties yielding wines worth getting excited about. While it is no secret that I hold grenache in greater esteem than any other red cultivar (at least in contemporary Australian terms), fiano is among the great white hopes.