Freeman Fiano ‘Altura Vineyard’ 2023

$32.00 inc. GST

Aromas of tropical fruit, peach and honeysuckle introduce a zingy, refreshing elegant, gently textural wine with a lingering citrussy mineral palate. This first release flags a terrific future for this exciting variety here in the cool elevated Hilltops region.


100% single vineyard estate grown Fiano grapes, this is the first commercial vintage of Freeman Fiano a white variety that originates from Campania, southern Italy and said to date back to Roman times. In the Hilltops this relatively new alternative variety produces an aromatic dry white wine. The 2022 season started with a cool spring and later the warm dry autumn nurtured fully ripe grapes, which were crushed then cold soaked for a few days before gentle pressing and fermentation in stainless steel, before brief ageing in a mix of new and old oak hogsheads prior to bottling.


No #1 2022 Fiano in Australia HUON HOOKE
The Freemans reckon fiano is a grape ideally suited to their Hilltops region and from what I’ve tasted I’d have to agree.
The colour is very light yellow and there’s a spicy, tropical flower bouquet, hinting at frangipani, lychee, honey and dried mango. The wine has intensity and richness on the palate, good weight and length, a subtle suggestion of oak—but if so, it’s been sensitively used. Medium-full bodied, very long and pleasantly drying at the finish. An excellent food wine. (Screwcap)

Score: 93 ★★★★