Tellurian Wines

Fiano 2021

Grown throughout warmer regions in Southern Italy, Fiano thrives in Heathcote's warm days and cool nights. Crafted in a fresh, lively style, the fine palate weight of Tellurian Fiano is enlivened by chalky texture and appealing varietal complexity.



Pale Straw in colour. Fresh aromas of cut green grass, green apple and citrus. Flavours of green apple, grassy, lemon and lime citrus followed by fresh acidity, light bodied with slightly waxy texture and honey-like characters through the back palate.


The majority of the fruit for 2020 Fiano came from Chalmers vineyard on the eastern side of the Mount Camel range in Colbinabbin, along with a small amount from our Tellurian vineyard where ancient rich, decomposed greenstone rock and limestone and soil depths up to 2m allow roots to reach deep, while relatively low fertility controls vigour and yield. 


On the back of two previous dry seasons 2020 was very challenging. A very dry winter and spring was followed by a dry and hot summer. Yields were down by over 50% in some varieties. The grapes that were harvested were of good quality and whites were surprisingly good given the season. 


Hand harvested and whole bunch pressed to tank. The juice was fermented in tank and kept on lees for 3 months to build texture. Fined using pea protein. Racked, stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.