SHERRAH 'WHITE ET AL' FIANO CHENIN BLANC 2017

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SHERRAH 'WHITE ET AL' FIANO CHENIN BLANC 2017

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2/3 Fiano, 1/3 Chenin Blanc.  The Fiano comes from the Lacey vineyard in the Tatachilla sub region of southern McLaren Vale, with the Chenin from the Casetta vineyard in Blewitt Springs.  Grapes were fermented separately then raised in stainless, with a portion in seasoned oak to build texture. Unfined and unfiltered.

"A curious mix of fiano and chenin blanc that results in a zesty white of immense interest and personality. This is the kind of wine for warm days and South Australia's favourite fish, King George whiting, pulled fresh from the ocean, quickly barbecued and seasoned with a squeeze of lemon. Indeed, there's a pitch perfect lemony tang to this wine, which sits neatly alongside its more savoury, saline acid profile. The bouquet is redolent of brown lies, frangipani and sea spray, a gorgeous scent to accompany the refreshing nature of the palate." Mike Bennie, Gourmet Traveller Wine

"The search of a hero white variety in the McLaren Vale region has found itself down several paths, from the long-serving chenin blanc to more contemporary Italian native varieties such as fiano and vermentino. Winemaker Alex Sherrah, like many before him, has sought his own solution and thrown chenin and fiano together and - hey presto- has come up with a smart little duet that displays zest, youthful texture and energy, and sublime salines and minerality. Delish" Tony Love, Adelaide Advertiser/Herald Sun

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Sherrah

Innovative blends and exciting varietals - the first releases from a winemaker of renown.

A new label with plenty of pedigree, from the hands of the vastly experienced Alex Sherrah.  Alex’s winemaking journey began in McLaren Vale at Tatachilla, followed by stints in Napa and Clare Valleys, Austria and Burgundy, before returning to McLaren Vale in 2012 as Coriole’s senior winemaker, where he has gained solid exposure to the Vale’s emerging varieties.

Working with excellent sites farmed by first rate growers, the Sherrah wines are characterised by some innovative varietal blending, and a house style of freshness and drinkability.  A superb set of wines for this inaugural release.