Wine Lists

Fiano wines to try

By Halliday Promotion

5 Oct, 2021

Get to know home-grown examples of this textural and food-friendly Italian white.

Originating in the Campania region of southern Italy, fiano is a textural, medium-bodied and acidic white. Modern Australian interpretations of the variety are lean and savoury, with delicious citrus flavours that make them an excellent match for seafood, creamy pasta and antipasto spreads. Try these four local examples.

2017 Redbank Fiano
A true expression of the variety from a cool climate site that expresses great minerality and lemon tang on the nose. Rich peach and lemon curd flavours dominate the palate, finishing zesty and clean.

King Valley, VIC | RRP $25 | Drink to 2023 |

2021 Briar Ridge Limited Release Hunter Valley Fiano
A medium-bodied toasted white with rich honey and creamy flavours. Delicious when paired with seafood paella or a cured meat and cheese platter.

Hunter Valley, NSW | RRP $30 | Drink to 2025 |

2021 First Ridge Fiano
Aromas of citrus blossom, Nashi pear, honeydew melon and lemon sorbet with a spicy lift of fresh ginger root. Ripe pear, pink grapefruit , wild honey and lemon essence on the palate, with a characteristic waxy texture and tight, mineral acidity.

Mudgee, NSW | RRP $28 | Drink to 2024 |

2021 Tumblong Hills Table of Plenty Fiano
Mock orange and ginger aromas accompany lively citrus flavours and a crisp acid finish. Perfect with seafood or vegetarian pasta dishes, the acidity in the wine offsets the richness of cream-based sauces and complements the acidity of tomato-based recipes.

Gundagai, NSW | RRP $19 | Drink to 2023 |

*This article was produced by Halliday Wine Companion in partnership with the featured wineries.