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.

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  • C-D-B was once considered a pretty good producer.  Funny thing is, right ... white tonight, I might drink Fiano, but I'm thinking it's going to be red.&nbs Read More

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  • I went on a Falanghina kick when I came back from Europe in 2012; it lasted for ... different.  I also like Fiano and Arneis, two other Italian whites, and I have been drinking this Puglian Fiano from Liveli, which seems like a pretty big maker of wines from a number of areas in the boot. If Berlusconi bought a winery, it would be like Trump.  ... Read More

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  • Christmas in Naples is truly worthy of the word abbondanza, or abundance, where ... olive oil before roasting. Fiano di Avellino goes well with this delicate meat. Peppers are a staple of Neapolitan cooking. Peperoni imbottiti, a combination of sweet red and yellow peppers that are stuffed with anchovies, black olives, garlic and fresh breadcru... Read More

    From the article Neapolitan Christmas Dishes and Wine Pairings

  • Ryme Cellars Lago Vineyard Fiano 2013


    Very tasty Fiano from Forestville's Ryme Wine Cellars. A good mix of floral and citrus with refreshing acidity. There's some muted lemon along with green apple and a slight bit of a nice waxy mouth feel. The finish is vibrant and medium long. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Like many foodies, I adore oysters on the half shell. One of my first jobs ... jobs ... day as well as Fiano, Greco di Tufo from Sicily Regaleali and most anything well made with Caricante grapes from Etna.Beyond Italy, here are some French whites that will never let you down:  By RegionWhite Bordeaux (Try Chateau Capelle 2011.)Chablis (Try Ch... Read More

    From the article Nonconformist Oyster & Wine Pairings

  • I have 4 bottles upright for tonight with vinOvinO and guests at Walter Hansel ... ... Tried some Vermentino, Fiano and Cab Franc from RYME/Verse and then a GSM and a pair of Syrahs from PAX before taking off for Home Depot. Nice diversion indee Read More

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  • DMcker, we are on exactly the same wavelength on this.  I'd divide ... he specifically calls out Fiano and Falanghina.  Hmm, seems I need to be wearing my tin hat more to prevent him reading my mind.  (Did anyone else notice that he referenced red wine in television shows right after our "The Good Wife" discussion?)&nbs Read More

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  • Okay, I'm providing wine for my family (or I hope so, or I won't have ... ... Aussie wines?  Or a Fiano or Falanghina from Italy, which can regularly come in for $15?  (Reading DMcker's advice after first draft--great minds think alike.) Liveli makes a good Fiano that is pretty widely available. Good sparkling, like a sparkling Chenin from the... Read More

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  • Hello fellow wine lovers! I am new to the snooth community, but am finding this platform to be a great place to research wines, as well as read helpful reviews. As an avid wine drinker, I am always interested in hearing other people's wine reviews, and I was wondering if some would help me with my search.  This year, my wife and I are hosting th... Read More

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  • Terredora di Paolo Fiano di Avellino 2013


    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

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