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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  • Maffini Kratos Fiano Paestum Bianco IGT Campania Italy Campania 2010

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    Rich with citrus, white pepper and dried floral aromas that are rather high ... ... is a fairly large framed Fiano that should be a lovely change of pace for many Chardonnay drinkers. 89p Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • The world of wine can generally be split into two halves, the familiar and the ... ... character that recalls Fiano a bit. 89pts2011 Lyrarakis Dafni Crete 12%  $15A bit soapy, and stony, and slighty chemical smelling in a cherry, melon, banana peel and sweet gum sort of way. this smells faintly of balsam with a bit of bone meal thrown in for ... Read More

    From the article Latest Greek White Wines


  • San Gerassimo Robola of Cephalonia NV

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    Super fine floral accents frame brilliant mineral notes on a nose that is has a ... ... character that recalls Fiano a bit. 89p Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Two weeks ago, I wrote a brief email talking about Vermentino as one of this ... ... forward to trying more Fiano di Avellino this summer with grilled fish. Ah, this industry—rants and all, I love this industry.   Read More

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  • La Segreta IGT 2011

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    Very good with pasta Read More

    Wine review by Allanp


  • Feudi di San Gregorio White Blend Campania IGT Privilegio 2010

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    Medium body with pear. Excellent value and uncharacteristic for the region. Very drinkable for all occasions. Read More

    Wine review by jshimkin


  • While this is a classic Italian, and more specifically Southern Italian, way of ... ... white. In my opinion, Fiano di Avellino is the best white of Southern Italy, so why look elsewhere? With enough acidity to balance out the marinated and fried dishes, Fiano also brings a lovely balance of minerality and fruit to the table, weaving its way t... Read More

    From the article Wine to Pair with the Feast of the Seven Fishes


  • I Favati Fiano d'Avellino 2005

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    Wine review by mlsbernadori


  • Planeta White Blend Sicilia IGT la Segreta Bianco 2010

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    Wine review by dlellis


  • Romano Clelia Fiano di Avellino Colli di Lapio 2009

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    Floral and peachy on the noise this gains complexity with air revealing a light ... ... and complex example of Fiano that finishes with a salty mineral twang. This is delicious and shows off the freshness of youth coupled with subtle evolving complexity. 92p Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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