Fiano “Ludo”



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

pH                                             3.27

Alcohol                                     13.3% v/v

Date of bottling                      June 2016

Winemakers                             Angela Townsend & Andy Coppard

Tasting Notes

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