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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  • Scribner Bend "Novantina" 2007

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    This wine received a Gold Medal from the L.A. International Wine competition. This wine was released last April and was sold out by the end of 2008. An excellent wine at an excellent price. The 2008 'Novantina' has just been bottled and will be released on April 25th at our Release Party. A wine that you must try. Read More

    Wine review by mairimcginnis


  • Pasqua Lapaccioi Fiano Salento 2007

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    I enjoyed it a lot, a bit more texture and body and flavor than most Fiano's that I have tasted over the years. Matched it with Shrimp fra Diablo and it was the perfect accompaniment. Very well priced. Read More

    Wine review by varsity


  • M&s Label Cantina del Coppiero Bianco Beneventano 2007

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    Neutral, just like the wine itself. I must admit it up front, I love Campanian white wines, so I was a bit disappointed with this M&S Beneventano IGT; as an aside, I suppose this may have come to the attention of the very attentive buying team at M&S, as the wine no longer seems to be carried. I had a decent couple of cooking sessions where I ... Read More

    Wine review by enotheque


  • A-Mano Primamano Fiano-Greco IGT 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by phatnick


  • Seghesio Family Vineyards Fiano Russian River Valley 2007

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    Very light and crisp and full of citrus flavors. A great antipasto wine. Read More

    Wine review by Derek67


  • Being in Australia, I can see that 'traditional' varieties are starting to take a step aside and "new ones" are enjoying some popularity... Ex. Carmenere from Chile, Sangiovese from Italy, Tempranillo from Spain, etc... what is (you guys in the US) in your experience the dynamics that the market is experiencing at the moment? and the trends that... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine Dynamics


  • Mandrarossa Fiano 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by jpiscionere


  • Feudi di San Gregorio Fiano di Avellino Privilegio 2005

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  • Mandrarossa Fiano 2012

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  • I Favati Fiano d'Avellino 2005

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