Fiano - Terroir and disease resistance

by Brian

Fiano - Terroir and disease resistance

Brain Asks

We live in a coastal area with humid summers. The red wine variety Chambourcin grows well here but I am looking for a white variety. I have looked at Savagnin but prefer the taste of Fiano.

What is your recommendation?

Darby Says

I don't have any specific knowledge about Fiano in coastal areas. The two white varieties with track record in your area are Verdelho and Savagnin (formerly Albarino).

A quick glance at the list of wineries with Fiano shows that none are in a region with a climate simialr to that of the South Coast of NSW. However last summer was particularly wet in most of Eastern Australia so some of the vineyards would have been exposed to the conditions that are more common in your area.

Any other comments or advice from Vinodiversity readers most welcome.

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