ALL WHITE WINE CLUB

NOVEMBER 2021

THE VERSATILITY AND VIBRANCY OF FIANO [fee-AH-no] 

Fiano is arguably Italy’s hero when it comes to native white grapes. It is certainly one of the oldest. But while it’s a favorite on wine lists these days, it was rarely to be found in a wine shop or restaurant prior to the 1970’s. It wasn’t until the 1980’s (thanks to the Mastroberardino family) that Fiano was identified correctly and produced as a varietal wine (versus simply being mixed into local blends.)

Antonio Mastroberardino sought out native varieties in the Avellino region eliciting their greatness and singing their praises. Fiano has become so celebrated that it’s now being planted in many other regions – Basilicata, Marche, Sicily, and even further beyond in California and Australia. Volcanic soils are truly the best when it comes to Fiano really showing its shine, bringing out the minerally and fruity character that defines the grape.   

This month enjoy four exceptional examples of one hell of a grape – just in time for holiday feasts and merrymaking with friends.

 

– Kevin Wardell, November 2021

 

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VADIAPERTI

FIANO DI AVELLINO
Campania, Italy

TENUTA SARNO 1860

FIANO DI AVELLINO  
Campania, Italy 2018

DE CONCILIIS
‘SELIM’

FIANO DI AVELLINO + AGLIANICO
Paestum, Campania, Italy NV

CIRO PICARIELLO
‘BRUT CONTADINO’

FIANO DI AVELLINO
Campania, Italy 2018
WINE SMARTS.

WINE SMARTS.

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