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Fiano has been cultivated in southern Italy for over two thousand years and its best-known wine is Fiano di Avellino, which is produced in the Campania region, from vines grown on the volcanic hillsides of Avellino, east of Naples. The grape is low yielding and early ripening and produces crisp, well-balanced wines, often with hints of honey and nuts.
Previously Fiano-based wine were often prone to oxidation - however with the advent of modern winemaking techniques the wines are now renowned for their freshness and the best examples can benefit from 2-3 years of bottle ageing.
The 2014 Laissez Faire Fiano from Frankland River is a wonderful interpretation of an Italian classic. Ripe lemon and lime citrus fruit combine with the smoky note of a fine Fiano d’Avellino with good weight and a waxy texture, almost reminiscent of Semillon. Don’t be fooled though, this is not a heavy, rich style of Fiano, it is utterly refreshing, mineral and pure with a grapefruit bitterness running through the back of the palate and a delicate touch of almond on the long finish. This is a superb wine with impressive precision, and it is utterly delicious.
Larry Cherubino is something of a star in Western Australian winemaking. With an impressive portfolio behind him, he set up his own range of wines in 2005, focusing particularly on fruit sourced from the Great Southern and its sub-regions of Porongurup and Frankland River. Laissez Faire is his label dedicated to natural wines, made from grapes from vineyards with low density plantings or dry-grown bush vines and created to express a true sense of place. Catriona Felstead MW - Wine Buyer
Bottle 6 x 75cl38cs
Bottle 6 x 75cl2cs