Ciro Picariello - Fiano Di Avellino Ciro 906 DOP 2014


Fiano di Avellino '906' is a single vineyard bottling from Summonte, the higher of the two communes where Picariello's grapes come from, at 650 meters (2,100 feet) above sea level. The winemaking is very similar to the regular Fiano di Avellino-the grapes are picked by hand into small boxes, then the whole bunches are pressed, the must is settled out for 24 hours and fermented with indigenous yeast-but the wine is aged longer (12 months) on the lees before bottling. The altitude of the vineyard gives excellent acidity, and although the wine is very naturally made (indigenous yeast, low SO2, no filtration), it is as clean as a whistle. Aromas and flavors of citrus, herbs, and green apple, very long on the palate, very ageworthy. Outstanding Italian white wine.

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