Wine Review

Slate Farm: Fiano, 2019 (Clare Valley, SA)

Slate Farm Fiano 2019
Slate Farm Fiano 2019

Slate Farm Fiano 2019: Review

Since this is my first post for a wine on this blog I’ll make clear that I’m gonna be looking at alternative varieties of Australian wine. I’ve nothing against shiraz, chardonnay and all the others. For my own drinking I like to have variety and one of the ways I keep things interesting is trying wines from Australian producers doing something a bit different. Over the past 15 years that I’ve lived in Australia the quality level has increased a lot.

So, first up is this lovely Slate Farm Fiano 2019 from the Clare Valley and made by Unico Zelo. Lush mouthfeel and tastes good in every part of the mouth. In terms of bigness (is that a word?) and feel it reminds me of some hotter climate chardonnays. Great balance. Distinct flavour of pineapple and stone fruits which is not a surprise given how warm the climate is in Clare Valley. Can be drunk as a quaffer or will go with food.

Cost about AUD30 and good value compared to many Euro whites at the same price.

BTW: Nothing to do with wine or cheese; the vinyl album in the pic is the new one by Beadadoobee. Got a 5 out of 5 review in nme.com. It’s new but sounds like 90’s grunge. Good for that genre.

Food Pairing | Food Matching

Can be drunk as a quaffer or will go with food such as fish. Try with L’Artisan Fermier cheese or a fuller flavoured brie.

Where to buy

Check wine-searcher for your nearest stockist. I got mine from The Wine Corner in Melbourne for about AUD30 ( USD 25, CNY 150, EUR 18, GBP 17)

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