HILLTOPS FIANO FEATURES

HILLTOPS FIANO FEATURES

Rhymes with piano…Fiano is a southern Italian grape variety that is tweaking curious wine palates, and inevitably those of innovative grape growers. A recent industry seminar focused on Fiano, and its impressive suitability to Australian terroir, especially in elevated regions like the NSW Hilltops. Small plantings already exist in the Hilltops and several wines made from the variety, which originally calls Puglia home, were tasted at the seminar.

They included Collector Wines Summer Swarm Fiano 2018, Grove Estate Fiano 2019 and Whitton Farm Fiano 2019. Other local NSW fianos tasted were Tumblong Hills Fiano 2019 and Linear Fiano 2019 (Gundagai).

The general consensus was that fiano is a relatively easy variety to grow and oenologically versatile, with the capacity to create a variety of styles from zingy aromatic young easy sipper wines to medium-weighted complex wines with straw notes and a palate frame similar to chardonnay.Watch this space…

HILLTOPS WINES RANKED TOP VALUE

HILLTOPS WINES RANKED TOP VALUE

Drum roll… Hilltops Wines make their mark in the just announced 2020 Real Review Top Value Australian Wines.

The Real Review team has tasted thousands of wines over the past year and selected those that represent best value based on quality and price. And Hilltops wines punch well above their weight!

These 12 terrific wines all score Top Value status:

TOP VALUE SPARKLING: FREEMAN Prosecco 2018

TOP VALUE ROSÉ: FREEMAN Rondo Rosé 2019

TOP VALUE CHARDONNAY: Grove Estate Chardonnay 2018

TOP VALUE PINOT GRIGIO: FREEMAN Bianco Pinot Grigio. 2019

TOP VALUE ALTERNATIVE WHITE: Grove Estate Fiano 2019, Ballinaclash Viognier 2019

TOP VALUE CABERNET: McWilliamsReserve660 2018, Ballinaclash Cabernet 2017

TOP VALUE SHIRAZ: Lock And Key 2018, McWilliams Reserve 660 2018, McWilliams 480 2019, Ballinaclash Shiraz 2018

Check out these terrific value wines here: https://www.therealreview.com/wine-regions/au/top-value-wines/