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Haselgrove Alternative Series Fiano 2020

$24.00
A rich barrel fermented, single vineyard Fiano offering woodsmoke and leesiness blended with citrus and salinity. Drinks well now but will cellar for a few years too.
Haselgrove Alternative Series Fiano
Wine Specs
Variety
Fiano
Vintage
2020
Winery
Winemaker
Alex Sherrah
Body
Medium
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2028
Bling
92pts Sam Kim
Alcohol %
13
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
Haselgrove have been around in various guises for more than 30 years, really hitting their straps in the last few. The quality of the wines and packaging has improved substantially. James Halliday listed them as one of his “Ten Dark Horses” in 2015. They are making cracking good booze and their offerings are likely to continue to improve.
McLaren Vale, SA

Region

McLaren Vale, SA

Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowne ...
Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowned Shiraz producers, accounting for roughly 50% of grapes crushed annually. The climate is markedly different from the Barossa, being much more Mediterranean with four clear seasons and higher rainfalls. McLaren Vale reds reflect this, showing deep complexity and power along with the ability to cellar for decades. While Shiraz grabs the most attention, chocolate-rich Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays and Viogniers are worth sampling. The climate is influenced by ocean breezes coming in from the Gulf of St. Vincent to the west and the altitude of the Sellicks Hill ... Read Full Article
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McLaren Vale, SA
McLaren Vale, SA

Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowned Shiraz producers, accounting for roughly 50% of grapes crushed annually. The climate is markedly different from the Barossa, being much more Mediterranean with four clear seasons and higher rainfalls. McLaren Vale reds reflect this, showing deep complexity and power along with the ability to cellar for decades. While Shiraz grabs the most attention, chocolate-rich Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays and Viogniers are worth sampling.

The climate is influenced by ocean breezes coming in from the Gulf of St. Vincent to the west and the altitude of the Sellicks Hill Range to the south. Soil type is varied, ranging from red-brown loam and sand to dark clay and the often-mentioned terra rosa. A misspell of the Italian phrase "terra rossa" (meaning "red soil"), this ruddy-red stuff is left behind when limestone breaks down, and any viticulturist will tell you it's great stuff to grow vines in due

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