Fiona is a rich, complex wine resulting from the grapes being grown on a soil composed of a combination of clay and sand, which bring a delicacy and smoothness to the wine. Different plots in the vineyard are selected to provide the best grapes which after pressing are then cold feremented with carefully selected yeasts. The wine is then put in oak barrels for just a short time so that it gains some roundness and complexity.
The name of this wine, Fiona, is derived from the old Gaelic name Fine which meant vine. The fruits of these particular vines have been ripened under the warm Mediterranean sun and the resulting wine is sure to delight.
Joseph Castan Fiona Blanc
Food: Serve chilled at roughly 10-12C with shellfish and grilled or simmered seafood, it will also pair perfectly with lighter soft cheeses. Or simply enjoy on its own.
Tasting Notes: A light yellow in colour it is floral on the nose with a hint of white fruits. Those flowers come through again on the palate along with some notes of roasted nuts and vanilla. A surprisingly long finish.