Bondar Fiano 2023

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Bondar Fiano 2023
Bondar Fiano 2023
Producer Bondar
Region, Country McLaren Vale, Australia
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 6
Product Code 22992-750

For the third consecutive year, cool conditions prevailed in McLaren Vale. This had a number of implications for the Bondars, not least because—as with most growers in the region—yields were significantly down. To offset the shortfall, Andre and Selina cast their Fiano net a little wider than the usual Lacey Vineyard this year, sourcing fruit from two additional sites in the Whites Valley in southern McLaren Vale. The area has rocky clay soils and enjoys a moderating marine influence. Fiano grown here is prized for its thick skins and high natural acidity.

All three parcels were picked in the second week of March, two weeks later than the norm. After a short spell on skins, the fruit was pressed gently into old oak and stainless steel. The wine remained on light lees until June before blending and bottling. The cool conditions and long hang time have led to a bright, fresh and deliciously textured white in 2023. It’s another livewire, made to accompany warm nights and smoky barbequed fish.

Bondar Fiano 2023
Bondar Fiano 2023

Reviews

“A vintage of reduced yields saw two vineyards added to the Lacey Road source. A gentle, slow press with more extraction from the skins adds extra flavour and a gently pleasing grape-skin dryness. There’s ample flavour at low ripeness, with apple – golden and red – Corella pear, sage, green almond kernel. The grapey grip marries with a definitive line of driving acidity, enveloped in fruitful viscosity, yielding tension and texture in neatly even measure.”
93 points, Marcus Ellis, The Wine Companion
“Light straw yellow colour. Nectarine, soft green herbs and honeysuckle aromas. Medium bodied with a stone-fruit fleshiness in the middle that draws you in. Hints of bitter almond add savoury notes and a touch of green herbs lifts it. Acid offers drive and ensures the long finish is super clean and dry.”
92 points, Stuart Knox, The Real Review

Reviews

“A vintage of reduced yields saw two vineyards added to the Lacey Road source. A gentle, slow press with more extraction from the skins adds extra flavour and a gently pleasing grape-skin dryness. There’s ample flavour at low ripeness, with apple – golden and red – Corella pear, sage, green almond kernel. The grapey grip marries with a definitive line of driving acidity, enveloped in fruitful viscosity, yielding tension and texture in neatly even measure.”
93 points, Marcus Ellis, The Wine Companion
“Light straw yellow colour. Nectarine, soft green herbs and honeysuckle aromas. Medium bodied with a stone-fruit fleshiness in the middle that draws you in. Hints of bitter almond add savoury notes and a touch of green herbs lifts it. Acid offers drive and ensures the long finish is super clean and dry.”
92 points, Stuart Knox, The Real Review

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