FOX GORDON PRINCESS FIANO 2016Fox Gordon
Fox Gordon began over a long lunch in 2001 when renowned winemaker Tash Mooney (ex Penfolds & Lindemans) and her old friends and colleagues Sam Atkins and David Cumming and their wives Ra Atkins, née Fox and Jane Gordon decided to realise a long held dream to form a family run company and make great wine together from two of the finest regions in South Australia – the Barossa Valley and the Adelaide Hills.
And they have. Now into its ninth vintage, Fox Gordon has accumulated considerable awards and trophies in Australia. Fox Gordon aims to make contemporary, premium wine that stands amongst the best both nationally and internationally.
In her own words Tash says: “There are no surprises with our wines. You know exactly what your getting – top quality Barossa and Adelaide Hills reds and whites. It’s been bloody hard work at times but nothing a good old drink can’t fix, and we’ve loved every minute of it.
As for the Fiano grape: “The variety is very distinct in its varietal character and I like that in a wine, its undeniably Fiano if made properly.”
The Fiano (white) grape is usually found in Campania in southern Italy – you certainly don’t see much of it in Adelaide Hills Down Under, but here it is. And it is good. Makes a lovely apéritif.