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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  • Unti Fiano Dry Creek Valley 2012

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  • 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

    From the article 6 Great Wine Lists


  • 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


  • 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


  • Maffini Kratos Fiano Paestum Bianco IGT Campania Italy Campania 2010

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  • Fiano Sannio DOC 2010

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  • Pietracupa Fiano di Avolino 2011

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  • 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


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