Savina Lane offers three white wine varieties, all of which are aromatics and all considered excellent food wines.
Another fruity but dry aromatic white variety that originated in Campania in Italy. Believed by many to have once been enjoyed by the Romans as ‘apianum’ it is considered a classic variety due to its more than 2000-year history. A perfect match for most seafood dishes, cheeses and fruit platters, it also pairs well with Asian cuisines especially sushi. We have released the 2016 Fiano Classico and have reasonable stocks. The 2017 is planned for release later this year. The lovely 2018 vintage has now been bottled and is ageing in our cellar.
- WILD YEAST VIOGNIER
A dry but fruity aromatic white wine brought to Australia from the Rhône Valley of France, where it is known by its appellation d’origine as Condrieu. Wonderful with creamy chicken, rich seafood such as crab and scallops and apricot stuffed pork. The wild yeast is the natural bloom found on grapeskins. A small quantity of Savina Lane 2016 Barrel Ferment Wild Yeast Viognier is currently available. The 2017 Wild Yeast Viognier is expected to be released at the end of 2018.
- PETIT MANSENG
A versatile aromatic white variety from the Basque country in the south of France. A legendary wine in its region, but virtually unknown outside it, Petit Manseng is said to have been used to baptise King Henri IV of France, instead of holy water. We harvested a tiny quantity of our Petit Manseng for the first time in 2016 and made a Late Harvest wine, which is currently ageing and will not be released for several years. In 2017 we made a delicious dry white due for release late 2018. The 2018 vintage is still developing in the winery but is already showing outstanding flavours and aromas.