Savina Lane offers three white wine varieties, all of which are aromatics and all considered excellent food wines as well as importing a fine French vintage Champagne for Inner Circle members only.
A 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 2017 Fiano Classico and have reasonable stocks. The 2018 is planned for release next year. The lovely 2019 vintage has now been bottled and is ageing in our cellar.
- WILD YEAST VIOGNIER
A dry but fruity aromatic white wine originally 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 grape skins. A small quantity of Savina Lane 2017 Barrel Ferment Wild Yeast Viognier is currently available to Inner Circle members only.
- 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. The 2018 vintage has now been released and the delicious 2019 vintage is now ageing in bottles in our underground cellar.
- FRENCH VINTAGE CHAMPAGNE
Each year, just in time for Christmas, we import a fine French vintage Champagne from friends who have a Champagne House near Epernay in Champagne, France. Available only to our Inner Circle members, we have a small stock of the 2010 and will shortly take delivery of the 2012 vintage. The Frezier family experienced a difficult year weather-wise in 2011 and did not produce a vintage champagne that year.