Tellurian Wines

Fiano 2023

Grown throughout warmer regions in Southern Italy, Fiano thrives in Heathcote's warm days and cool nights. A departure from our lighter bodied more fruit driven style of previous vintages. This year with the lack of Chalmers (Heathcote GI) fruit to supplement our own, we decided to let our smaller parcels see an extended secondary ferment in old oak. This has created a more decadent honeyed style with subtle notes of spice to finish. A deservedly award winning wine in our opinion.



Sourced 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. 


Due to the continuing La Nina weather pattern the 2022 season started out well with good winter and spring rainfall and mild temperatures. By mid-late November the rain had diminished and things started to dry out. As in 2021 from December through to the start of harvest in late February there was very little rainfall, helping to create smaller bunches of increased intensity.


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.