The top tier wine of the Chalmers whites, Fiano has shone since day one in both Chalmers vineyards and has really made its home in Heathcote proving that the famous Cambrian soil is just a special for what it imparts to whites as it does to reds.
Chalmers Fiano always has a portion of wood in the winemaking including one large 2000 litre chestnut botte and old French oak barrels. It is also bottle aged before release to help emphasise that natural bees-waxy texture of the variety. For those with patience, it will reward them tenfold as it ages with aplomb taking on characters not too dissimilar to the great white wines from Burgundy, so stick it in your cellar for a couple years and serve it at your dinner party, they will love it!
The 2021 has a balanced generosity and drive to it with all the quality drive Fiano notes we’ve come to love. With autumn spice, wood sorrel, pine needle and almond meal characters, the wine is textural, poised, and drives all those lovely morish flavours right to the back palate and then lingers.