Hancock and Hancock Fiano is an Australian white wine from McLaren Vale made with Fiano, a white grape which is much more associated with Italy and, in particular the regions of Campania and Sicily. Fiano is currently pretty fashionable right now.
Hancock and Hancock is part of Robert Oatley Vineyards. Robert Oatley vineyards was created by Australian wine legend, the late, Bob Oatley in 2006, and was most famous for founding Rosemount Estate. Bob’s son Sandy Oatley took over the running of the business following his father’s death in January 2016. Chris Hancock has been making wine with Bob Oatley since 1976 and is the also the Deputy Executive Chairman. He also worked at Penfolds under Max Schubert and eventually was responsible for making 5 of the early vintages of Penfolds Grange. Hancock and Hancock is a new venture Chris founded with his brother John in 2015 and is based at their La Colline vineyard in McLaren Vale. The vines are old, some of them are more than 80 year old, and they are planted on South East facing slopes, protected from strong winds and facing the gentle moving sun.
Hancock and Hancock Fiano is fermented in old oak barrels so that the fruit can fully express its varietal character. A refreshing white wine and a great example of Austral-Ital!