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Oliver's Taranga Small Batch Fiano

Cracka Review

The Fiano fruit and vines looked stunning, and we are excited to bring this 2013 Fiano to you. Fiano is relatively new variety to Australia, and originates from the Campagna region of Italy. This is our 6th vintage of Fiano and we love working with it. A very interesting variety being able to maintain acidity in the grapes, even in our South Australian summers. This minimal intervention Fiano is made with indigenious yeast, and has no added acid. The 2013 Fiano has been made without the use of oak. 


Appearance: Pale straw.

Nose: Preserved lemon, lime, cashew nut, basil and ginger spice.

Palate: Loads of pine nut and cashew texture through the palate, sweet fruited roundness, great tannins and mouth feel.

Cellaring: Drink now.

Alcohol: 13.0%




Reviews and Accolades


Put this spritely white in your notebook for spring. Winemaker Corrina Wright, a sixth generation Oliver, of Taranga, McLaren Vale, mixes Italian and Spanish varieties in the family’s extensive plantings of more traditional cultivars. Wright’s fiano, an Italian white variety, is bracingly acidic but also richly textured, with a sweet kiss of residual grape sugar offsetting the high acid. Wright says the very low pH of two needed a little sugar coating. It’s something different and exhilarating for the coming summer.
90 Points - Good Food, Chris Shanahan, August 2013.


Winemaker Corrina Wright has been championing this Campanian variety in McLaren Vale for a few years now. It’s a grape that deserves a place within the region and the Oliver’s Taranga version is almost always amongst the best renditions. The 2013 is intensely nutty with citrus rind, honeysuckle, smashed apple and a hint of guava carrying the flavours. It’s around medium-bodied and rolls out well with plenty of textural wrinkles included for extra interest. Has that briney finish that I find so satisfying in Vale Fianos. What’s not to like?
92 Points - Jeremy Pringle, 2013.

Winemaker's Notes

The Fiano fruit and vines looked stunning, and we are excited to bring this 2013 Fiano to you. Fiano is relatively new variety to Australia, and originates from the Campagna region of Italy. This is our 6th vintage of Fiano and we love working with it. A very interesting variety being able to maintain acidity in the grapes, even in our South Australian summers. This minimal intervention Fiano is made with indigenious yeast, and has no added acid. The 2013 Fiano has been made without the use of oak. 


Appearance: Pale straw.

Nose: Preserved lemon, lime, cashew nut, basil and ginger spice.

Palate: Loads of pine nut and cashew texture through the palate, sweet fruited roundness, great tannins and mouth feel.

Cellaring: Drink now.

Alcohol: 13.0%




Reviews and Accolades


Put this spritely white in your notebook for spring. Winemaker Corrina Wright, a sixth generation Oliver, of Taranga, McLaren Vale, mixes Italian and Spanish varieties in the family’s extensive plantings of more traditional cultivars. Wright’s fiano, an Italian white variety, is bracingly acidic but also richly textured, with a sweet kiss of residual grape sugar offsetting the high acid. Wright says the very low pH of two needed a little sugar coating. It’s something different and exhilarating for the coming summer.
90 Points - Good Food, Chris Shanahan, August 2013.


Winemaker Corrina Wright has been championing this Campanian variety in McLaren Vale for a few years now. It’s a grape that deserves a place within the region and the Oliver’s Taranga version is almost always amongst the best renditions. The 2013 is intensely nutty with citrus rind, honeysuckle, smashed apple and a hint of guava carrying the flavours. It’s around medium-bodied and rolls out well with plenty of textural wrinkles included for extra interest. Has that briney finish that I find so satisfying in Vale Fianos. What’s not to like?
92 Points - Jeremy Pringle, 2013.

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