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2020 Ciro Picariello Fiano di Avellino

Campania, Italy

Benchmark version of Fiano di Avellino full of texture and intense minerality - a great example of the heights this variety can reach when grown and treated with TLC.

$51.00

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Categories: World of Wine
About

From The Importer

The fruit for Ciro's estate-bottled Fiano di Avellino comes from two areas within the appellation, Summonte (around Picariello's house and winery), which is at 650m (2,100 feet) above sea level and Montefredane, at around 500m (1,650 feet) above sea level.

The wine shows vivid, distinctive aromas and flavours of almond, herbs, citrus, and an enticing smokey/struck flint character from volcanic soil. On the palate there is bright, green-apple acidity, and great complexity.

Fiano is one of the most age-worthy white wines in Italy, and this will go ten or fifteen years very easily (if you can wait that long!)

About Ciro Picariello

Ciro Picariello’s tiny 7 hectare estate lies at the heart of Campania’s white grape region of Avellino among the Irpinian hills. More precisely, he has four hectares of Fiano and the red grape Aglianico perched on the slopes above Summonte at 650 metres altitude on volcanic, calcareous clay and ‘pietra di rame’ (copper stone) soils. The remaining 3 ha of Fiano and Greco are to be found 10 km away in the village of Montefredane, at 550 meters altitude on more clay dominant soils.

Grapes are picked in late October and given a clean but minimal treatment in the cellar; slow and gentle pressing with only the first pressing used; the fermentation ensues with natural yeasts, the gross lees are removed shortly before the fermentation finishes and the wines are fermented completely dry), the wine is then kept in tank on the fine lees until the end of the following summer, when it is bottled. Use of SO2 is minimal; The wine is clarified naturally and not filtered. These wines are brilliant, Ciro has the touch, and these are superb, expressive and character-filled wines that are some of the best white wines being produced in Italy today.

Ciro and his daughter Emma
Ciro and his daughter Emma
Campania, Italy
Additional Info

From The Producer

The production areas are Summonte which is 650 meters above sea level and Montefredane which is 500 meters above sea level. The grape variety is 100% Fiano. The vinification, the grapes are harvested by hand and undergo selection in the cellar, where they are directly pressed. The must is cooled at 8 ° for 24 hours. Fermentation is always controlled around 12 - 13 ° C for 60 days. The refinement takes place in stainless steel tanks with frequent batonnages for 10 months. Refinement in bottle 3 months before release. Typical nose, with peaty notes, hay, white flowers and flint. Powerful and mineral.

Blend : Fiano (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Ciro Picariello
Ciro Picariello
Campania, Italy
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