This is high elevation Fiano - it shows that southern Italy has some cool microclimates and can make whites as fresh as those from the north. Sourced from vineyards around the winery in Summonte as well as in Montefredane in the province of Avellino. The wine shows typical Fiano flavors, with notes of hay, white flowers, and flint. Powerful and mineral.
From the ancient Greek Fiano varietal planted on volcanic soils, comes this distinctive flinty white with an atypical, yet beautifully blended spice and voluptuous texture reminiscent of white Burgundy. Ciro Picariello has quickly become one of the star producers of Fiano di Avellino.
Spaghetti with Garlic, Fire-Roasted Tomato Sauce, and Clams
White wine with tomato sauce?!
Here’s why it works:
- Fiano’s minerality plays off the delicate clams beautifully
- The wine’s great acidity balances out tartness in the tomato sauce