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Zensa Fiano

The Experience

Drink When...
Using your imagination
Listen To...
Fisherman's Blues by The Waterboys
Think About...
18th century fishermen
Drink With...
Fish 'n' chips

The Oddbins Take

In another life, we would quite like to have been an 18th century Italian fisherman, sailing the coast of Sicily for bass, mullet and squid. You wouldn’t have to bother with spreadsheets and flow charts and blinking computer screens then… *lobs laptop out of the window* But this is the 21st century and the closest we can get to that dream in Blighty is to take a bottle of the mango, peach and sage-scented organic beauty that is Zensa Fiano to the Isle of White and sit on the beach with some fish and chips. Which is nearly as good.

The Vital Statistics

Country
Italy
Region
Sicily
Classification
IGT
Vintage
2014
Drink
Best Drunk Now & Over the Next Year
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
7 g/l
13.0%
Alcohol Units
9.8

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The Style

Grape
Fiano (100%)
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

Notable Features

  • Suitable For Vegetarians
  • Organic

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  • Zensa Fiano 2013 Vintage Italian White Wine
Zensa Fiano 2013 Vintage Italian White Wine

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Orion Wines was founded in 2010 by Luca Pomaro and Alessandro Michelon. Working to each of their strengths, they have combined great market awareness and a profound knowledge of winemaking. They aim to produce the most interesting wines possible at fair prices. To do this they have taken full control of every step in the winemaking process, from the vineyards to the vinification, straight through to the packaging and marketing. To make this possible, Orion Wines has tied strong commercial relations with a small number of growers and wineries in different areas of Italy. Orion has complete control of the vineyards and works closely with their partners and their own winemakers to create wines which represent the essence and typicity of that particular region, while still keeping an eye on the needs of the ever-evolving international wine aficionado.

Alessandro Michelon is a native of Italy, growing up in Trentino, northern Italy. Alessandro’s love of winemaking developed in his younger years, helping his family in their own vineyards of Valle di Cembra. His passion for the vineyards and the winemaking was so strong that he decided to attend the Istituto Agrario di San Michele, a respected oenological school for the Italian winemakers, from where he graduated in 1998. After high school, Alessandro gained experience in the Trentino Wineries and in 2000 he joined one of the biggest Italian wine company’s focused on export markets. During these years, he acquired a profound knowledge of the various wine producing regions of Italy and the tastes of wine consumers around the world. At the end of 2009 he left the company as chief winemaker and founded Orion Wines with another wine enthusiast.

Zensa is the pronunciation of the Italian word ‘senza’, meaning ‘without’. In this case it is to underline that this wine is made ‘senza’ chemical pesticides and fertilisers, using only what Mother Nature provides.

The grapes are de-stemmed and delicately pressed. The must is then chilled to 12C and left to rest for approximately 18 hours. The clarified must is then racked and placed in stainless steel fermentation tanks. Fermentation is carried out using selected yeasts at a controlled temperature of 18C. Following fermentation the wine is then left to rest on its lees for approximately one week.

The wine is straw yellow in colour, with an elegant floral aroma of mango, peaches and sage. On the palate is crisp and refreshing, with tropical notes and exotic fruit.

The finish is incredibly well balanced, long and persistent.