Alternatus: an australian style Fiano
I've said it on many occasions: limiting a wine producing country to a single grape variety is shortening the chances of surprising our palate. In this case, I wanted to go to the search for different wines from Australia, well beyond their great wines elaborated with their emblematic Shiraz. And it has been a very enriching exercise to find and taste this exquisite white wine, available on the SAQ stores.
Alternatus Fiano 2015
Angove Family Winemakers
Mc Laren Vale – Australia
SAQ price: $ 25.00
Fiano is an autochthonous variety from southern Italy, specifically from Campania and Sicily, but it is in Australia the second country in the world where it is beginning to give wines of international recognition. From the Angove family winery, Alternatus is an interesting "alternative" of dry white wine, fresh and with those notes that remember the mineral and stone fruit. I liked it for its Mediterranean character, with aromas of citrus fruits, melon, peaches and jasmines very seductive and enveloping. In the mouth, it is a wine of light acidity and unctuous. It is corpulent and forceful, being a suitable wine to accompany not only salads and light summer dishes, but also some pasta stuffed with cream-based sauce or sauteed white meats. A perfumed white wine, tasty, versatile, original and above all, made by a family winery, away from the mass standards and close to the artisan and personalized winemaking. A jewel to discover ... (MLF)