Trophy & 96 Points Best Single Varietal White
2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
The Alternative Series is a new exciting range of small batch wines for Haselgrove, showcasing McLaren Vale’s Mediterranean climate and the emerging varieties that excel in the region.
Sourced exclusively from a single vineyard located in the Tatachilla sub region of southern McLaren Vale. This site benefits from the cooling coastal sea breezes that enables Fiano to ripen to perfection, whilst maintaining great natural acidity.
The fruit for this wine was selectively harvested in the cool, early hours of the morning to preserve delicate aromatics. Kept on skins for four hours to build texture then gently pressed with free run and pressing kept separate. Fermented cool in a combination of stainless steel and seasoned French oak. To further built texture and complexity the oak portion was wild fermented.
Bright and lifted aromas of lemon zest, white florals and hints of sea spray.
Zesty and refreshing with delicate flavours of citrus and lychee, the palate has a lovey texture with great drive and a moreish finish.