Ciro Picariello - Fiano di Avellino 2020 750ml (12.5% ABV)
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100% Fiano - practicing organic
This is some serious, ageworthy Fiano, white wine from a producer with a cult-like following. Unlike most wines from the region, these are dense and high-acid expressions that reward some time in the cellar. Amazing texture and minerality that can only be achieved through volcanic soil.
Sourced from vineyards around the winery in Summonte as well as in Montefredane in the province of Avellino. Soils are clay, loam, and sandstone. 18 year old hand-harvested vines. 60 day fermentation with ambient yeast. Matured 6 to 10 months on the lees in stainless steel (no oak is used at any point). Then rested for a few more months in bottle before release. 1250 cases produces annually.
"This is high elevation Fiano (500-600m in elevation) - it reminds you that that southern Italy has some cool microclimates and can make whites as fresh as those from the north. These wines evolve over time and if you are patient enough to revisit the wine over hours if not nights, they will reward you!" - importer, Polaner
Enticing lift of minerals, gooseberries, green grape flesh, white floral silky notes