Wine of the Week AU

Santa & D’Sas Valentino Fiano 2016, King Valley, AUD $40

This is a remarkably Italianate fiano which emphasises distinctive character and food compatibility over simple fruitiness. The bouquet is strong on almond-icing, meringue, spice and nut aromas. The palate is delicate and refined, with a hint of lemon. It’s very more-ish, never boring. (Screwcap)

Score: 92 ★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: drink now to five years

Food: drink with grilled butterflied king prawns with aioli

Stockists: Santa & D’Sas Wines; Wine Domaine, East Geelong – Vic (AU)

Ranked #2 of 18 2016 Fiano from Australia

Price Benchmark: AUD $32.50 Avg 92pt 2016 Fiano tasted from Australia

Winery Rating: 90.3 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

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