Artwine have become famous for fiano thanks to their Artwine Fiano winning more awards than any other fiano in the country! Since being released in 2012 their fiano has won six trophies, 12 gold wine show medals, a Winestate Magazine Wine of the Year and over 40 silver and bronze wine show medals.
So with all that fiano success, what do Artwine do next? They launch the world’s first fortified fiano, that’s what!
The new release, which they’ve named Yes Minister’ was launched last week at a gourmet dinner created by Masterchef alumni Callum Hann and his Sprout Cooking School Team. The team created an Italian inspired menu to pair with back vintages of Artwine Fiano from 2012 through to 2020 and produced a mouth-watering dessert to match with Yes Minister.
The name Yes Minister was given in deference to Arwtine’s co-founder Judy Kelly’s grandfather, who was a Welsh Vicar with a great sense of humour. Whilst he didn’t drink, Judy is confident he would be giggling to see himself on a bottle of wine.
The wine is floral and aromatic with a deliciously mouth-filling complexity ending with a honey lusciousness. It will be a stunning accompaniment to any well laden Christmas table. (We’re particularly thinking about how well it’s going to go with all the luscious stone fruits of the festive season, as well as a classic cheese board!)
The Artwine brand was created in 2008 by Judy and Glen Kelly and is synonymous with emerging varieties that they have planted in both their Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills vineyards.
The alternative varieties they produce under the Artwine label include Prosecco, Albariño, Fiano, Viognier, Tempranillo, Gruner Veltliner, Graciano, Montepulciano and Cabernet Franc alongside the mainstream traditional varieties of Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir and Grenache. Three new alternative varieties Sangiovese, Grenache Gris and Gamay have been planted this year to add to their extraordinary and extensive mix.