WINE TALK WITH ANITA
MAKING it past the shortest day of the year and beginning the countdown to spring has got to be a reason to celebrate.
It doesn’t take long before you begin to notice the sun shines more and it’s becoming that little bit lighter on the drive home after work.
It also makes me start to wonder what “the next big thing” will be, as far as warm weather and seasonal drinking is concerned in 2017.
Last year there were some wonderful and varied versions of Rosé floating around, which still make for great daytime drinking, and Prosecco will always be popular, but this year I’m keeping my eye on Fiano.
Chrismont Wines La Zona Fiano, a recent addition to their range, is a fine example of the interesting and somewhat lesser known Italian varietal, made from fruit grown in Cheshunt.
It has a lightly golden colour and lively fruity aromas of melon and lemonade, with a hint of floral flair.
The flavour is equally zesty with pear and tropical fruit and there’s a refreshingly mineral acidity in the firmly dry finish.
It’s a great choice with food, pairing well with white meats and seafood, and makes a great foil for rich and creamy cheeses.
I’d definitely recommend seeking out and sampling some of our locally made Fianos.
But whether you take my advice or not, is all Fiano by me.
Taste while enjoying lunch at the cellar door in Cheshunt or go to www.chrismont.com.au