Fresh and aromatic, our award-winning single vineyard Fiano is a southern Italian classic made modern by winemaker Dylan Rhymer.
Be seduced by our Fiano’s intense floral bouquet with hints of tropical fruit including pineapple. The palate is fresh with an intensity that is created by some innovative new winemaking methods. The outcome is a flavoursome, delicious dry unwooded white that is perfect for our alfresco lifestyle. In a sea of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, Fiano is a luscious lighter-bodied alternative for wine lovers wanting to try something new.
A Strangebird™ Wine Trail stand-out, Ballandean Estate is famed for our Fiano—we are the first to produce it in Queensland.
Fiano 100%, Ballandean Estate fruit
Drink with …
Rich creamy dishes pair well with the savoury texture and mild acidity, which is similar to Viognier and Semillon. Try our Fiano with seafood fettucine, baked salmon, chicken, pork and veal.
- Fruit—100%, Fiano single vineyard from Bellevue at Ballandean, 850m above sea level
- Nose—Intensely aromatic, floral notes with hints of pear and pineapple
- Palate—Dry, unoaked, tropical and stone fruits, hints of nuttiness
- Weight—Medium bodied, rich and textural, similar weight to viognier, pinot grigio and unoaked chardonnay
- Closure—Screw cap
Fruit picked late April 2022. A mix of whole bunch and destemmed fruit was combined into the press. The juice was settled quickly in stainless before yeast was added. Stabilised, no finings added, filtered and bottled, unoaked. The vines were planted on the slopes of the Bellevue vineyards at Ballandean 850m above sea level. This fruit is perfectly suited to our continental climate. The vines grow vigorously, and the loose bunches of fruit can handle possible heavy rainfall in summer, as the bunches dry out and do not rot. The granite terroir is highly conducive to the expression of fruit in our Fiano wine.