Along with its red Campanian cousin Aglianico, Fiano is entirely suited to the
southern Italian-like warm and dry climate of Paso Robles. Lively aromas of
stone fuit and marzipan.
The structured palate shows flavors of honey, lemon,
wet rocks, little herbaceous green-ness on the finish.
Margett Vineyard, San Miguel District Paso Robles AVA
A literal stone’s throw from Nightingale Ranch, Jim Margett’s property boasts the same hilly/rocky terrain as the previous vineyard. It’s hillside westerly
exposure gives the Fiano on this property slightly less sun-baked summer afternoons resulting in more acid-structured and restrained flavors.
Clean and stony, our Fiano lends itself to a simple stainless-steel fermentation
and maturation in the cellar. The 2019 was sourced a single vineyard in
northwest Paso Robles that produces intensely avorful fruit with plentry of
lively acidity. Destemmed and crushed in the early a.m., the grapes are left to
soak on its skins for a few hours before a delicate basket pressing. It then
proceeds untouched through alcoholic and partial malolactic fermentation, then
filtered and bottled in mid February.
- Élevage - Neutral vessels, native fermentation