Fiano di Avellino
Denomination: Fiano di Avellino DOCG
Variety: Fiano 100%
Location of the vineyards: Lapio and Montefalcione
Exposure and altitude: South West / 550m asl
Nature of the soil: clay and limestone
Training system: Guyot
Planting density: 3.000 vines/Ha
Average age of the vines: 20 years old
Yield per hectare: 70 Hl/Ha
Harvest: Handpicked in mid-October
Average yearly bottle production: 6.000 bottles
Bottle format: 0.75 l
Only the first pressing of the grapes is used for this wine, our finest Fiano. This free run juice is the best possible and it is fermented with great care using selected yeasts in temperature controlled tanks. The wine rests on the lees for eight months to add structure and complexity. Malolactic conversion is partial, depending on the natural acidity of the vintage. Before bottling, the wine is lightly filtered and stored at cellar temperature until we judge it to be ready for the market.
The wine is pale yellow with light green reflections. To the nose it presents an aromatic pallet beginning with a distinctive note of pear which evolves into banana and exotic fruits. Then a final bouquet of white flowers mainly jasmine and lily emerges. In the mouth an initial taste of almond gives way to the floral nature of this wine. The aroma of white flowers settles around the palate leaving a feeling of freshness and a taste of lime with notes of wild flowers.
This wine matches beautifully with sushi, light dishes of white meat in sauce, most Neapolitan dishes including fried vegetables and fishes. Great as an aperitif wine.
Serving temperature: 10-12 °C
In one of the vineyards of our Fiano, one can still find the old traditional system of raggiera, which consists in crossing the branches of two vines planted in pairs. This method, no longer in use, can bring surprising results.