Savina Lane offers two aromatic white wine varieties. We also import 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 2018 Fiano Classico and have reasonable stocks.
- PETIT MANSENG* OR MANSENG GROS BLANC*
A versatile aromatic white variety from the Basque country in the south of France and in the French Pyrenees. A legendary wine in its region, but virtually unknown outside it. The 2019 vintage has now been released. Sadly there was no 2020 produced due to smoke taint from bush fires.
*This variety is currently undergoing DNA testing to discover which of the two mother-daughter varieties this is, following advice from CSIRO that they may have made an error at time of importing. There appears to be little difference between the varieties other than berry size.
- 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 2012 still available for members. The lovely 2013 Denis Frezier will be available prior to Christmas 2020 for our members.