Fiano

Common synonyms: Apiana, Apiano, Fiana, Fiano di Avellino, Fiore Mendillo, Foiano, Latina Bianca, Latina Bianca di Barletta, Latino, Latino Bianco, Minutola, Minutolo, and Santa Sofia

Parentage of the grape: Unknown

History of the grape: Fiano hails from Campania, where much of Italy’s viticultural heritage remains preserved. The Romans used this grape to make a wine called Apianum high in the forested hills around the town of Avellino. Though Fiano is grown throughout the area, all the way down to the coast, these hills are still where the best Fiano comes from. Indeed, people say that those woods are the source of Fiano’s distinctive wild, piney, herbaceous flavor. In 1980, the area was hit by an earthquake, which destroyed its quaint, medieval wine towns. They still make wine from this ancient variety, however. Some producers have attempted to age Fiano in new oak, but most agree that it is too delicate for this treatment.

Characteristics of the grape: piney, herbaceous, with Read more »

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  • Amid a tongue-twisting litany of Italian wine varietal minutiae leading his ... as arneis, greco, fruilano, fiano, ribolla, giallo, and, as many wine lovers will be aware, vermentino, which is being made in some quantity now into many highly credible, damned toothsome, white wines.” White said he’s tasted “some fabulous nero d’avolas recently”... Read More

    From the article Want Italian Wine in Australia ? Italophile Says The Time Is Now


  • That was a nice dinner we enjoyed in Glen Ellen, Fox.  I'd purchased ... upgrading my taste.I think Fiano fits into this thread.OK, on the surface there is nothing about a Spanish Albarino that merits inclusion in this conversation.  However, what about one that is not from the Rias Baixas?  This one is from Costers del Segre.  From some on-li... Read More

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  • EM, I think you gave me a bottle of that wine when you were up here, and I ... ... ... except that I brought a Fiano from Puglia to a seder last night.  (Along with a whole bunch of very commonplace stuff, like Zin, PN, Sauv Blanc.. Read More

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  • As a UK journalist, and Master of Wine, I discuss, criticise and recommend not ... not ... have Falanghina, Fiano, Greco di Tufo, some have Pecorino. And, while your average Asda and Morrisons shopper is unlikely to be searching out any of the above, both stores do have online wine shops now, which give a little more choice for the discerning... Read More

    From the article A Salute to Wine in the United Kingdom


  • C-D-B was once considered a pretty good producer.  Funny thing is, right ... white tonight, I might drink Fiano, but I'm thinking it's going to be red.&nbs Read More

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  • I went on a Falanghina kick when I came back from Europe in 2012; it lasted for ... different.  I also like Fiano and Arneis, two other Italian whites, and I have been drinking this Puglian Fiano from Liveli, which seems like a pretty big maker of wines from a number of areas in the boot. If Berlusconi bought a winery, it would be like Trump.  ... Read More

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  • Thought I'd start a topic to see what "different" wines people are drinking. I've been on a hunt to find wines made from lesser known grapes or from unusual areas. Here's one of each.This is a rose made from Cinsault, not too unusual right? Well this is from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Either they don't make very good wine in Lebanon or this bo... Read More

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  • Christmas in Naples is truly worthy of the word abbondanza, or abundance, where ... olive oil before roasting. Fiano di Avellino goes well with this delicate meat. Peppers are a staple of Neapolitan cooking. Peperoni imbottiti, a combination of sweet red and yellow peppers that are stuffed with anchovies, black olives, garlic and fresh breadcru... Read More

    From the article Neapolitan Christmas Dishes and Wine Pairings


  • Ryme Cellars Lago Vineyard Fiano 2013

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    Very tasty Fiano from Forestville's Ryme Wine Cellars. A good mix of floral and citrus with refreshing acidity. There's some muted lemon along with green apple and a slight bit of a nice waxy mouth feel. The finish is vibrant and medium long. Read More

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  • Like many foodies, I adore oysters on the half shell. One of my first jobs ... jobs ... day as well as Fiano, Greco di Tufo from Sicily Regaleali and most anything well made with Caricante grapes from Etna.Beyond Italy, here are some French whites that will never let you down:  By RegionWhite Bordeaux (Try Chateau Capelle 2011.)Chablis (Try Ch... Read More

    From the article Nonconformist Oyster & Wine Pairings


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