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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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  • Terredora di Paolo Fiano di Avellino Terre di Dora 2013

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    Flowery and fruity, pungent nosegeranium hints, lots of citrus, some tropical (pineapple?). Very refreshing on the tongue. Citrus acid is pretty strong, and I think that is giving the refreshing dimension. Something of candied fruits on the back of the palate and the aftertaste. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • dvogler - there is indeed a trademark issue if you use the term ... Mourvedre, Cinsault, Fiano, etc., did not. More recently, people have suggested adding Tempranillo and a few others.I think it's an idiotic conversation to be having. The idea of "noble" grapes has to do only with prejudice and limited experience.In the 1980s California winemak... Read More

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  • Good news! I've been invited to my first wine makers dinner! Needless to say, I'm excited about the opportunity. The dinner is going to be with Gilles Nicault from Long Shadows next week.Naturally I'll be doing my homework in advance to learn what I can and think about good questions I'd like to ask. I know that Long Shadows has been discussed h... Read More

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  • Di Meo F 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by mannycorks


  • Planeta la Segreta White 2010

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    Very nice Sicilian white blend. Medium to full bodied, golden honey color with ripe peach, ripe apricot and a hint of clove on the back end. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Sometimes your plans don't exactly work out as one anticipates. Say a trip ... When will I be writing about Fiano I ask myself, or domestic Montepulciano and Sangiovese blends? Not in the foreseeable future I am sure. So I'm  left with these notes, bound to get lost to time unless of course I just decided to publish just these notes,  and focu... Read More

    From the article Unti - Going Their own Way


  • Unti Fiano Dry Creek Valley 2012

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    Gorgeous nose, all minerally and dusty, spicy with hints of mint draped over bright white floral tones and a little melony fruit. a little melon. Entering the mouth with just a little richness, this is very expressive with gorgeous lemon oil, subtle peach, and almond milk flavors. Theres an engaging touch of astringency lending this some tactile... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Oliver's Taranga Fiano 2012

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    AUD$24. This wine has a clear, light straw-golden colour. Aromatically, one could be fooled into thinking it was a Chardonnay. It has aromas of lemon/lime citrus, raw cashew nut and strikingly fresh minerality. The latter is more prominent compared to typical Chardonnays, and of course there is the absence of any oak influence. Rich flavours of ... Read More

    Wine review by Terence Pang


  • With harvest truly getting underway in northern California, up to now it's ... ... $502008 Ciro-Picariello, Fiano, Fiano di Avellino $552012 Occhipinti, Albanello/Zibibo/Grillo, SP68, Terre Siciliane $45 Reds 2011 Burlotto, Pelaverga, Verduno $352006 Heinrich Mayr-Nusser, Lagrein Riserva $502011 Laura Aschero, Rossese, Riviera Ligure di Ponent... Read More

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  • I’ve been on a bit of a get out of your comfort zone kick as of late, and ... Campania This is 100% Fiano and a fitting wine to end with since along with Soave I consider Fiano to be among the finest white wines of Italy. This vintage of Kratos continues a long string of fine showings from Maffini. Rich with citrus, white pepper and dried flora... Read More

    From the article Unsung Heros - Italian Whites


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