The Australian wine industry owes a hell of a lot to the post war Italian migrants. Hey, so does the coffee industry – the same year that table wine consumption overtook fortified wine sales was the same year we drunk more coffee than tea – 1971.
And as variety is the spice of life, Italian wine has added plenty of seasoning, with new varieties going into vineyards throughout Australia. Pinot Grigio and Sangiovese are becoming mainstream, but we are also welcoming Montelpulciano, Nero D’Avola and Nebbiolo in reds and the whites, Arneis, Vermentino and Fiano vines being planted throughout Australia.
We’ve joined the party too, and now you can personalise your very own Fiano. The Shifting Sands Fiano comes to us from vineyards in Central and North-West Victoria. Like Pinot Grigio it has a crisp, citrussy refreshment to it but there is shows a richer hue too, with supple peachy notes and a velvety texture. Something akin to Chardonnay, but a bit more subtle and refreshing.
You can personalise your bottle here, or just buy a bottle of the Shifting Sands Fiano here.