2019 Juxtaposed Fiano


Wine Notes

2019 Fiano was harvested from the Lacey vineyard in the Sellicks Foothills sub region of McLaren Vale. The wine was not crushed but destemmed, then whole berry pressed to both barrels and tank. Barrels were fermented wild with full solids and after primary fermentation was complete, the wines were racked off gross lees to tank and then kept at 0°C for four months with no SO2. This allowed the yeast lees to remain active and offer protection from oxidation, developing texture in the wine, but with the cold temperatures preventing the onset of malolactic fermentation. A small amount of SO2 was then added and the wine was bottled without fining or filtration. This Fiano is clean, bright and fresh, and practically cries out for spicy foods.

Artwork by Saul Matthews.

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Recent Reviews

Oz Wine Reviews

(2018) “Wes Pearson’s Juxtaposed wines are all well priced and interesting, with this latest Fiano iteration another goodun’. Tangy, lemony palate is wonderfully varietal, and topped off with preserved lemon sweet and sour action with a tangy finish. Lively lemon tang drink and the cloudiness just means even more flavour. There’s just a little broadness at the edges here – an oxidative hint – that I’m less sure of. But no doubting the complexity and refreshment.”


The Wine Front

Savoury styling, an edge of fino sherry, almond and stone fruit, bruised pineapple, along with a touch of sweetness, nutty too, with a gentle powdery texture and a solid finish. It doesn’t lack interest and would move along nicely with the right food.

89 /100