I love being able to take the Fiano grapes in a style direction of my choosing. Light and fruity, or richer and textured. Finding that sweet spot is important and the Millbrook style lays somewhere in between, a bright, fresh, fruit driven wine with subtle texture to add interest and suitability for great food pairings.
Emma Gillespie, Winemaker
Brilliant pale lemon.
Lifted honeysuckle perfume, with notes of custard apple, spice and flint.
This is a generous, fruit laden expression of Fiano, with a moreish acidity and elegant saline minerality. Brimming with pear and green apple notes with a twist of fresh lemon juice acidity, the palate is lengthened by subtle lees texture and finishes on notes of pastry crust and baked apple.
Enjoy now, lightly chilled.
We had a mild spring with adequate soil moisture, resulting in a slightly later season. A moderate summer led to ideal ripening conditions with little pressure in the vineyard and a lack of any major rain events during the ripening season. Consistently warm days and cool evenings made for great retention of acid within the grapes, whilst achieving optimal fruit expression.
This select parcel of Margaret River Fiano was harvested in the cool night and the fruit was gently pressed, taking only the pure free-run juice, before racking from any solids. Fermentation was carried out at cool temperatures and largely in stainless steel to retain freshness, with a select yeast strain chosen to enhance the varietal expression of this Southern Italian variety. A small portion of Fiano underwent fermentation in barrel to add complexity and texture to the final blend.
- Alcohol: 13.0%
- pH: 3.14
- TA: 7.00 g/L
Steamed mussels with warm, crusty, buttered bread.
Geographe & WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2023
Best WA Alternative Variety - White
Wine Show of Western Australia 2023
Margaret River Wine Show 2023
Perth Royal Wine Awards 2023
Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion, November 2023
Fiano is a highly adaptable variety but also a very classy one. This offering plays it safe, showcasing varietal flavours of stone fruit, lemon balm and ginger spice. An attractive slippery texture thanks to a pull of phenolics is then all tidied by refreshing acidity. A simple, pleasant rendition yet more depth and complexity would be welcomed.
James Suckling, November 2023
Aromas of ripe stone fruit, candied lemons, spices and dried flowers. Medium-bodied, juicy and fruit-forward with slightly phenolic mid-palate. Moderate finish.