The name derives from the notion of the ancient Romans that fiano, an indigenous variety from Campania in Italy’s south, resembled the aroma of honey. It was planted at the Grosset Rockwood Vineyard ten years ago, during which time the vines struggled to produce a crop in these meager rocky soils.
This is the third vintage of Grosset Apiana, which is only available in limited quantities. Like the previous vintages of the wine, this has bright lemony citrus aromas, intense grassy, lemon flavours and a vibrant, dry, savoury finish of considerable length. It has excellent weight in the mid-palate and is, in essence, a delightful textural white.
Ageing potential: First vintage 2014 so as yet unknown
Source: Grosset Watervale Vineyard (ACO certified)
Fruit flavours: Grape-pulpy richness and crisp freshness
Profile: Weighty and complex; textural dry
Fining: Nil- suitable for vegans and vegetarians
Release Date: 1 November 2015
Availability: Restricted to members and selected restaurants