Vineyard Lacey Family Branson Road Vineyard.
Region: McLaren Vale
Sub Region: Whites Valley
Viticulturalist Ben Lacey
Varietal 100 % Fiano
Average Age of Vines 2 years
Surface Area 2.5 ha
Soil Silty loam over clay
Exposure South facing, 35m above sea level
Harvest Hand Picked
Average Yields 5.6 tons/ha
Average Production 266 dozen
Vinification 2/3 of fruit was crushed, de-stemmed and straight to aged French oak barriques and one puncheon.
1/3 fermented in stainless steel. Whole berry skin contact for 90 days.
Fermentation Wild fermentation.
No added acid, enzymes or fining agents.
Acidity 7.02 g/l
Alcohol 13.3% v/v
Date of bottling June 2016
Winemakers Angela Townsend & Andy Coppard
Nose: Citrus, dried hay, honeysuckle and spice.
Palate: Grapefruit, honeysuckle and sour dough.
Fresh and bright acidity gives the wine excellent length, and extended skin contact has resulted in a lush, rich mid-palate