View Road Wines Fiano 2015
Josh Tuckfield is the blogger turned winemaker (with a day job) behind View Road Wines. I’ve been lucky to have seen Josh’s wines from the start and the minimal intervention, nothing-but-a-dash-of-sulphur style has improved each and every year.
This Fiano is sourced from the dry grown vineyard of Ricca Terra farm at Waikerie in the Riverland. Handpicked on 2nd February and whole bunch wild ferment in barrel and stainless. 5 months on gross lees and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Golden yellow but not cloudy, there is a hint of florals before a ripe, dried lemon, bitter lemon and a lovely bite too it. I thought this looked a little broad at first but dry and bitter in the finish. Quality and interesting, it’s natural but not awkward. Just a little more acid wouldn’t go astray, but this is interesting. 17.7/20, 92/100. 12.5%, $30. Would I buy it? I’d be tempted buy a glass or so for sure.