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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  • Fiano di Avellino DOCG Pietracupa 2007

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    smokey on the nose with crisp apple notes Read More

    Wine review by Jonathan G


  • I'll be visiting the Campania region and possibly Emilia Romagna in a few weeks and was looking for some recommendations for wineries which offer tastings.  I have a list of wineries I'd like to visit and I know I'll probably need to call first or rely on my relatives for recommendations, but was hoping some of you had visited some in the south. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wineries to visit in Southern... by 371314Peppino 371314 Peppino


  • Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina Dubl 2008

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    As seen in Sobo Voice."Summer favorites like squash blossoms,zucchini and fava beans are best matchedwith mineral driven white wines likeFalanghina, Feudi di San Gregorio 2008and 2008 Mica Vinho Verde." Read More

    Wine review by solargecko


  • Last night I enjoyed a very nice 2008 Cantina del Taburno Falanghina. It was exactly what I enjoy about young Italian whites - it was crisp, lightly floral and with the barest hint of effervesence. I don't know anything about Falanghina though, and my reference books were not much help. Friends have this wine imported from his home town in Italy... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Nice Falanghina


  • Welcome to The Grapevine! In this weekly feature, we ask our favorite ... ... ... erbaluce, lambrusco, fiano- the list goes on. They are fun and friendly and go down the hatch easily.4.) If you could settle in any major wine region, which would it be (and why)?Well, considering my track record and my blog, it would have to be in Italy. Wh... Read More

    From the article 10 Questions for Whitney Adams


  • Inycon Fiano Fiano 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by Jennathasania


  • A. Mano Fiano Greco Puglia IGT 2007

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    'Sprite' lemon on the nose and initially on palate. Starts with light apricot blossom then develops to amaretti and a slightly bitter finish. Read More

    Wine review by Lindy Hemsley


  • I bought few bottles of 2004 Vesevo Fiano di Avellino, but found that quiet lots of sediments inside the bottles, is it normal? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sediments in white wines


  • I'm fairly new to wine tasting, but I've noticed something: Most Zinfandels I have tried really just haven't rubbed me the right way. I'm always excited when the opp presents itself to me to try them, because I tell myself, "Surely, I just haven't had the right one!" Is this the right frame of mine? Have I not just had the right Zin? Or are Zins... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Is it possible that I just...


  • Feudi di San Gregorio White Blend Campania IGT Privilegio 2000

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    14 carat gold color, big bouquet with apple, pear, and hazelnut notes, hints of honey; bouquet suggestive of a fruity liqueur or mild cognac. Mild attack, modestly dry with healthy tannins, and volcanic minerals with hints of raisin. Very complex from nose to finish. An excellent wine with pita and humus. Enchanting. 92 out of 100. Read More

    Wine review by wjgreen314


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